Honour killings

​The murder of a relative, usually a girl or woman, because she has done something that is thought to bring shame on the family

She was the victim of a so-called ‘honour killing’.
The minister vowed to push through new laws against honour killing.

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Pakistan honour killing: warning – shocking content

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22 feb. 2013

Warning: this video contains shocking content Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Rugman talks to a man who’s seeking justice aft er the murder of his wife and young child in an alleged “honour killing”.
Lauren Janell
If my daughter was married to a bus driver who loved her and took care of her and made her happy, I’d be happy
Noel Ødegaard
It’s so hard for these women to find a good man who treats them right and when they do they’re murdered for it…
“She disgraced us so let’s just kill her! That’ll give us our honour back!” Ugh some people are so dangerously stupid.
Charlie Apples
How monstrous. They disapproved of her marriage, so they killed her two innocent children? What honor is there in killing children?
90.Vaishnavi Solanke
Why always women have to carry the pride of whole family??
Camalina Cole
Your own family could be your worst enemies in this world. #truestory
jan staz
Cannot call them animals, as they don’t behave like that. Animals love their offspring. So sorry for the husband. I will never understand how a woman can kill her grandchildren and own child.

1 Pakistan honor killing Women murdered after video circulates online

19 mei 2020

Two women in Pakistan have been murdered in a so-called “honor killing” after a video showing them kissing a man circulated online.

The cousins, aged 22 and 24, were shot and buried on May 14 in a remote village in Pakistan’s North Waziristan province, according to police officer Muhammad Nawaz Khan.

Khan said the father of one of the victims and the other victim’s brother were arrested Sunday and confessed to killing the women.
The leaked mobile phone video, in which the women appeared is a year old, but surfaced on social media this month, sparking the family’s ire and decision to kill the women, said Khan. The footage shows a young man kissing the two women on the lips, while a third woman laughs alongside them.
The third woman’s life is not believed to be in danger, Khan said.

On Monday afternoon local time, police said they had arrested the 28-year-old man in the video on the grounds of vulgarity.The tribal areas in North and South Waziristan, which borders Afghanistan, are deeply conservative and known for their strict “honor code.” Women are often not allowed out of the house unaccompanied, and a family’s social standing is measured by her obedience to family demands, according to Amnesty International.
In a statement, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said that many people who had condemned the Waziristan murders on social media had been “threatened or ridiculed,” and called on the authorities to “make it clear to all that it will not tolerate any support for this heinous practice.”
“The local administration must take all possible steps to ensure the security of the third girl and the man in the video, and to bring the perpetrator to justice,” it said.

Honor killings in Pakistan

There are an estimated 1,000 honor killings each year in Pakistan, according to a 2019 report by Human Rights Watch. But there are no official statistics around them, as they often go unreported or are logged as a suicide or natural death by family members, the report adds.
In October 2016, Pakistan passed a bill that fixed a loophole that allowed killers to escape prosecution if pardoned by the victim’s family. Previously, family members who were complicit in the crime could also forgive those who had committed it.
That new legislation came three months after Qandeel Baloch, a social media star and feminist, was killed by her brother in Punjab province for dishonoring the family.

While honor killings in Pakistan now carry a life sentence, they remain common in Pakistan’s remote tribal areas — and the majority are against women perceived to have brought shame on their families.The passage of the 2016 bill has not made honor crimes go away in Pakistan, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said in a statement on Monday that condemned the latest murders.
“Antiquated — and lethal — notions that ‘honor’ resides in women’s bodies and actions still prevail across Pakistan, and it will take far more than laws to effect a change when perpetrators of ‘honor’ crimes continue to act with impunity,” the HRCP said.
“The patriarchy that upholds casual sexism is the same patriarchy that is used to justify, endorse and perpetrate ‘honor’ killings. Neither is acceptable,” the statement added.

2 Unveiled: Honour Killings (Honour Killing Documentary) | Real Stories

16 sep. 2018

When a video of girls singing and clapping goes viral in a remote village in Northern Pakistan, the local tribal jirga is accused of ordering their brutal murder. As the story goes from headlines to court rooms, it becomes clear that in a land of ancient traditions, the line between public and private can become fatally blurred when digital media enters the room.

3 Honor Among Men: The Killing of Women in Pakistan – Documentary on Honor Killing

23 jul. 2020

Honour killings in Pakistan are known locally as karo-kari (Urdu: کاروکاری‎). Pakistan has the highest number of documented and estimated honour killings per capita of any country in the world; about one-fifth of the world’s honour killings are performed in Pakistan (1000 out of the 5000 per year total).

4 Their father believed in arranged marriage – and he was willing to end their lives for it

12 dec. 2018

Yaser Said was taken into custody in Justin, Texas, by the FBI on Aug. 26, 2020. UPDATE: https://bit.ly/2QHDKgX
The Said sisters apparently became the innocent victims of a tragic culture clash, the fatal collision of the old world tradition of arranged marriage and the ill-fated young love of a modern-day Romeo and Juliet.

5 Why are UK authorities ignoring honour killings?

9 dec. 2013

Forced Marriages: Arranged marriages causing a wave of unreported violence

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There are 8 to 10 thousand forced marriages in the UK every year. As authorities are accused of taking ‘honour’ crimes too lightly, girls who resist or refuse a marriage can face abuse, torture, even death.

“We have kidnappings, abductions, sexual offences. Anything that you can imagine could happen does happen in the name of honour”, Nazir Afzal, the Chief Prosecutor for Northwest England, tells us. Shafilia Ahmed simply wanted to be a lawyer and to make her own relationship choices. But her parents judged the 17-year-old’s aspirations to be shameful to the family, so they killed her and made their other children watch the consequences of perceived dishonour. In the multi-cultural corners of the United Kingdom law enforcement authorities are struggling to address the problem. Police, in particular, have been accused of not taking honour crime seriously, ignoring clear warning signs and pleas for help. Detective Constable Palbinder Singh says part of the problem is being too culturally sensitive. “It’s a ruse. We won’t interfere with that family, it’s their culture. Well hang on a minute, crimes are being committed, people’s lives are being destroyed, people’s freedoms are being suppressed.”

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6 Oscar-winning documentary on honour killings provokes debate in Pakistan

29 feb. 2016

In this edition, how an Oscar-winning documentary is forcing Pakistan to confront honour killings. Also we talk to Amnesty International’s Louise Carr on the perils of being a woman refugee. Plus the world is your oyster: How one French high school trains girls for jobs often filled by men.

7 Qandeel Baloch Documentary In The Name of Honour


2 mei 2017

The story of social media star Qandeel Baloch who was murdered in an honour killing by her brother.

8 Why Would Make A Dad Kill His Two Daughters? (Honor Killing Documentary) | Real Stories

18 mrt. 2018

The Price of Honor is an award-winning documentary about the murders of Amina and Sarah Said, teenage sisters from Lewisville, Texas, who were killed in a premeditated “honor killing” in 2008. The film chronicles the lives of the sisters and the path to their eventual murders by their own father, Yaser Said, who fled the crime scene and remains at large.

The film reveals new details and uncovers evidence about the case that has never before been made public, including a previous murder committed by Yaser, his abuse of his daughters from a young age, and the ultimate sacrifice of Amina Said, who had a secret plan to protect the love of her life. Her voice, through home video, emails, letters and diary entries, becomes a powerful thread throughout the film depicting the girls’ struggle and makes us reconsider much of what was assumed about this case. Despite the tragedy, viewers learn of an incredible love story that still has life after death.

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9 Honor Killing | The Tragic Story of Samia Shahid

1 mrt. 2018

On 14 July 2016, Bradford girl Samia Shahid flew to Pakistan to visit her family. Six days later she was found dead. She was 28 years old. Eight days later, her first husband and father were arrested in connection with her murder. The case was taken up by Bradford MP Naz Shah, who wrote to the prime minister of Pakistan describing the case as an honour killing.
With unique access to some of Samia’s closest friends, this film tells the story of Samia’s life – how her arranged marriage to her cousin broke down and how her decision to divorce and re-marry for love caused a huge rift with her family. The film contains the first interview with Samia’s second husband, who tells the dramatic and tragic story of Samia’s return to Pakistan.
Samia’s father was released owing to lack of evidence. He has since died. Her first husband remains in custody and the case in Pakistan continues. He denies the allegations against him.
Credits: BBC

10 Turkey: Honor Killing 1

28 mrt. 2009

Turkey Honor Killing
“Honour” killings have nothing to do with honour, it is all about CONTROL. CONTROL over women who want to life another way, and MEN don’t allow that

11 Honor Killings In Pakistan: The Kohistan Case

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26 nov. 2018

In May 2012, a grainy cellphone video emerged in a remote and deeply conservative village in northern Pakistan. The video showed four young women singing and clapping in a room as two young men danced to the music. The village elders saw the celebration as a blatant defiance of strict tribal customs that separate men and women at gatherings, and a decree was issued for those in the video and their families to be killed as their actions were deemed ‘dishonorable.’

The women and one of their sisters, aged just 12, were allegedly imprisoned for a month and tortured before being killed. The men went into hiding but three of their brothers were shot dead.

Every year, nearly a thousand people are known to be killed in the name of honor in Pakistan. Many more go unreported, considered a part of everyday life — but the killings in Kohistan became national news after the surviving brother of the victims made it his mission to seek justice. VICE News host Hani Taha travels to Pakistan to meet Afzal Kohistani to investigate one of the country’s most perplexing honor killing cases, three years on.

Produced by Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, VICE News finds out some of the grimmest truths about the pervasive culture of so-called honor killings in the region.

This video was originally published on VICE in 2016.

12 Hatun Sürücü “honor” Killing in Germany

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13 dec. 2012

Hatun “Aynur” Sürücü (January 17, 1982 in Berlin — February 7, 2005 in Berlin) was a Turkish woman who was tragically stalked and murdered at the age of 23 by her own brother, in an “honor” killing.

The details of this case follow an important preface.


This video is NOT posted to be anti-Islam propaganda, or a gathering place for people to vent hatred, and I will delete any bigoted or crude comments.

Sadly, there are plenty of other religious extremists in the world: Christian, Hindu, Jewish, etc., who also seek to control women, reject secular governance and destroy tolerance and progress.

All over the world, women are targets of discrimination and violence, in one form or another.

In the USA alone, three women are killed per day (THREE, EVERY DAY) including the day you watch this video, at the hands of male boyfriends or husbands in fatal domestic violence attacks.

Yet, wherever gender equality is taken seriously, it’s obviously better for women than in nations (or cultures) that treat women as inferior objects to be controlled.

This particular case deserves attention for several reasons: the barbaric practice of “honor killing”, which like all other absurd traditions must be eradicated, Turkey’s lack of cooperation with the EU in terms of extradition – especially for murder, and also the small percentage of Turks (and others) in Germany who refuse to assimilate into European life and fully reject German culture.

For these Turks who do isolate themselves, the documentary explains that they ironically progress slower than their relatives and neighbors back home in Turkey.

Turkey is a complicated place, a huge country full of history and culture, where they once had separation of religion and state, and even banned certain religious clothing. That has essentially come to an end with the current leader/dictator, Erdogan, who has called women who work “half persons” – a sad development for the state of women’s rights in Turkey.

In this amazing, short documentary, we meet modern Turkish women yearning for freedom, who have fully integrated into German life, and one can only applaud their bold and incredibly difficult transition.

They are heroes.


Hatun was a modernized Turkish immigrant who embraced German culture. Her alleged “offense” – according to her family – was that she had divorced the cousin she was forced to marry at the age of 16, was dating a German man and living life as a free, independent German woman.

Hatun’s brothers were/are radical Islamists, and they apparently believed they had the right to control her. They harassed, threatened and assaulted her – and eventually the youngest brother shot and killed her at a bus stop.

For this brutal, premeditated act of murder, he was sentenced to just nine years in prison, while the other brothers – also known to have planned the murder – escaped to Turkey, where there is a no-extradition policy.

This award-winning documentary asks how such a barbaric crime could have happened in an advanced, civilized nation where gender equality is taken for granted – and how the perpetrators were allowed to escape.

The film also suggests that serious problems can result when large numbers of ultra-orthodox or extremists remain voluntarily isolated in nation they have chosen to move.

Though controversial with no easy solution, many European nations contemplate how they can demand that immigrants adhere to European values as one requisite to both work visas or immigration.

There are in fact many Turks and Muslims around the world who would – and do – gladly accept freedom, equality and secular European values in exchange for a peaceful and comfortable life that a place like Germany can offer, including a value system that was won only after many centuries of struggle.

Meanwhile, Turkey should be pressured to extradite any murderer who so shamelessly escapes justice.

And serious questions still arise about the possibility of Turkey ever being accepted into the European Union, while their laws and cultural practices still so radically depart from Europe’s.

Thanks for watching.

13 Honour Killings – Jordan

8 jan. 2008

April 2004 Jordan may be one of the most liberal countries in the Arab world but women are still murdered for bringing dishonour on the family.
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25 jul. 2012

Atlas Shrugs
poster: Pamela Geller

15 The Trouble with Honour Killings

27 feb. 2014

Aqsa Parvez. The Shafia family. Banaz. The first two names would be familiar to Ontarians. The third victim, Banaz Mahmod, a Kurdish immigrant in the U.K., died at the hands of the male members of her family. As stories, these share narrative arcs: young women of immigrant families defy their strict and traditional family rules by trying to adapt to the Western values of their new homelands. The headlines read honour killings but does the term marginalize the crime? As TVO prepares for the North American premiere of the Emmy Award-winning documentary “Banaz: An Honour Killing,” The Agenda examines the intersection between honour, violence, culture and multiculturalism.

16 Atlas Shrugs Honor Killing

25 jul. 2012

Watch this news report of th he youngest victim of “honor killing” in the U.K……so far
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Filmmaker: Pamela Geller

17 Shahina’s story – an account of Honour Based Abuse

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14 jul. 2016

Today is the national Day of Memory for Honour Based Killings and TVP is marking the event by sharing Shahina Swain’s story, a victim of Honour Based Abuse (HBA).

During a holiday to Bangladesh when she was 17-years-old, Shahina was handed an invite to her own wedding by her mother and locked in a room to prevent her leaving. She had not met the man she was being forced to marry. Thankfully a friend helped Shahina to escape however she continued to be subjected to abuse when she returned to the UK.

HBA is a crime. It is an act that is committed to control behaviour within families or the community to protect cultural and religious beliefs. Victims are subjected to abuse in the name of honour including; forced marriage, physical and emotional abuse.

By sharing Shahina’s story we hope that we can raise awareness of this crime and encourage more victims to come forward and report incidents to the police.

If you or someone you know is at risk of HBA please call us on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

You will be listened to and your information will be treated confidentially. Your safety is our top priority.

Today’s national memorial day remembers victims of honour based killings and was started by campaigner Karma Nirvana and Cosmopolitan in memory of Shafilea Ahmed who was murdered by her parents in 2003. Today marks what would have been Shafilea’s 30th birthday.

For more information about HBA and Forced Marriage including the support available please visit the Thames Valley Police website. #WeRemember

18 Surviving an honour killing – BBC News

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16 jul. 2014

The murder of a young pregnant woman in Pakistan by her family earlier this year, pushed the issue of “honour killings” into the spotlight.

She was beaten to death for marrying without their consent – just one of 900 such killings last year.

Human rights groups say convictions are rare and stories of survival are almost non-existent.

But the BBC’s Amber Shamsi found one young woman who lived to tell her story.

19 Honour killings: ‘If my parents found me, they could kill me’ – BBC News

11 jul. 2015

The BBC Asian Network’s Divya Talwar reports on the growing numbers of ”honour” crimes in the UK. More than 11,000 were recorded by police forces between 2010 and 2014, figures show.
There is no honor in death. No honor in killing. There is honor, in life.
The Forest Lover
I left an abusive husband a month after our marriage…then my crazy mother got mad at me and told me to go back because shea more concern of what people say! Im glad that my father told me that he dont care if i get married 10 times as long as im not abused by a husband. He told me to forget him forever if i go back to him…now im happily married the man of my choice! And no parents, tradition can break my spirit! I will continue living life following my own beat that is for sure!
wullie wallace
At least 8 girls a day assaulted by their own families in the UK in 2016 because of some medieval nonsense.

20 Qandeel Baloch: Why was she killed? BBC Newsnight


24 okt. 2016

Qandeel Baloch, Pakistan’s first social media star, was murdered in her bed in July. Hani Taha has been to her home village to discover more about the remarkable story of her life. Watch the full film from BBC Our World: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08163xc

21 Murdered for her selfies: Qandeel Baloch – Pakistan’s ‘Kim Kardashian’ – BBC Stories

21 okt. 2016

Murdered social media star Qandeel Baloch posted images of herself that few Pakistani women would dare to – but did her traditional village background catch up with her?

22 🇬🇧 UK parents found guilty of honour killings

3 aug. 2012

The parents of a British girl have been found guilty of honour killing – nine years after her death. Teenager Shafi-lea Ahmed was apparently suffocated because of her desire to live what they perceived as a westernised life style

Al Jazeera’s Emma Hayward has more.

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23 Forbidden Talk – Honour Killings in the Middle East

26 jun. 2014

Honour killings – when a woman is killed by a male relative for “dishonouring the family” — remain a problem throughout many countries in the Middle East, especially Iraq, Egypt, Palestine and Jordan. According to a UN statistic, some 5000 honour killings are reported worldwide, but critics say the real figure would be much higher, as many honor crimes are often hidden from the police, and many cases involve a cover-up by other family members. We discuss this issue in both the Middle East and the West, with studio guest Ahlam Akram of Basira, Raheel Raza on skype, and Rana Husseini on the phone from Jordan.
adamson adam
On the day of judgement they will have to pay for the crimes they committed and noone has the right to kill, if a wife or sister committed a son they can disown her but they can’t kill her. Even if men try to justify it god will not eccept it it is a sin, men are not allowed to hurt their wifes do your research because Islam is growing many converts are women because they did research
adamson adam

24 Nazir Afzal Part 1: Forced Marriage & Honour Killings

4 okt. 2014

Part 1 – Nazir Afzal: Forced Marriage & Honour Killings. Honour Based Violence Awareness Network: http://hbv-awareness.com

25 Nazir Afzal 2: Forced Marriage & Honour Killings.

4 okt. 2014

Part 2 – Nazir Afzal: Forced Marriage & Honour Killings. Honour Based Violence Awareness Network: http://hbv-awareness.com

26 Riz Khan – Honour killings – 28 Oct 09 – Pt 1

29 okt. 2009

What needs to be done to end the practice of honour-based violence and murder?

27 Documentary: Kidnapped and drugged for family honour (part 1/4)

12 jul. 2013

Documentary telling the shocking story of how a 23-year-old British girl was drugged and kidnapped by members of her family after refusing to go through with a marriage arranged by them, and secretly marrying someone else. With unique access to a specialist unit of Lancashire Police, cameras follow the investigation of a crime that split a family apart.

28 Documentary: Kidnapped and drugged for family honour (part 2/4

29 Documentary: Kidnapped and drugged for family honour (part 3/4)

30 Documentary: Kidnapped and drugged for family honour (part 4/4)

31 Murdered By My Family | Banaz: An Honour Killing (Crime Documentary) | Real Stories

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4 nov. 2018

Brutally murdered by her family in 2006, ‘Banaz: An Honour Killings’ tells the story of her, Banaz’ sister Bekhal, and the story of the police team that didn’t give up on her case and brought her killers to justice.
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