Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pakistani family who murdered female for honour receive death sentence

(Lahore) In May of this year, 25-year-old Farzana Iqbal was murdered by her family because she married the man she loved and not the man her family wanted her to marry.

What made this attack even more reprehensible was that Farzana and her husband were attacked on the steps of the high court after her family contested her marriage. During the attack, the police on duty just watched.

Well, today that honour killing paid dividends for her family when the high court issued death sentences against her father, brother, cousin, and another relative, who were also hit with a £600 fine each. Another cousin was hit with a 10-year prison sentence and the same £600 fine.

However, the family didn't like this news and are going to appeal the sentence.