Boy, eight, and girl, nine killed in horrific execution
Father decided to spare their two-year-old daughter
A 30-year-old woman and two of her children were beheaded overnight in Afghanistan’s east, police said, in what appeared to be the latest in a rapidly growing trend of so-called honour killings.
Police said they suspected the woman Serata’s divorced husband of barging into her house in the capital of Ghazni province and murdering her, alongside their [...]
Women condemned to death for fornication and staining their families’ names
Local officials say the women are alive but refuse to present them to the Supreme Court
Two men managed to flee north Pakistan village and inform authorities of the deaths.
As wedding scenes go, it is a rather sedate affair.
But four women who joined in the celebrations are thought to have paid with their lives.
They are feared to have been the victims [...]
At least 943 Pakistani women and girls were murdered last year for allegedly defaming their family’s honour, the country’s leading human rights group said Thursday.
The statistics highlight the growing scale of violence suffered by many women in conservative Muslim Pakistan, where they are frequently treated as second-class citizens and there is no law against domestic violence.
Despite progress on better protecting women’s rights, activists say the government needs to do more [...]