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Thu Sep 5, 2019, 08:46 AM

Kohistan video murders: Three guilty in 'honour killing' blood feud

Source: BBC

Kohistan video murders: Three guilty in 'honour killing' blood feud

5 September 2019

Three men have been given life sentences in connection with one of Pakistan's most notorious "honour killing" cases.

Omar Khan, Sabeer and Saheer were all relatives of five women who are believed to have been killed after they were filmed singing and clapping at a wedding eight years ago.

Their bodies were never found. Two men they were with are still in hiding.

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A video emerged in 2011 which appeared to show the women - Bazeegha, Sereen Jan, Begum Jan and Amina - at a wedding, singing and clapping. A fifth woman - Shaheen, who was under 18 - is also thought to have been present.

It also showed a man dancing - although they were never in the same shot together. A second man is said to have been filming.

It was enough, in the remote northern Kohistan district where matters of family honour are settled in blood, to warrant the five women's deaths.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49592540

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