5 indicted for stoning pregnant woman to death in Pakistan

July 6, 2014 11:25 AM

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Five men, including the father of a pregnant Pakistani woman who was stoned to death, have been charged with killing her after she married against the family’s wishes and their trial was set to begin on Monday, police said.

Farzana Parveen (25) was killed on May 27 before a crowd of onlookers near a downtown courthouse in the eastern city of Lahore. A mob beat her with bricks and killed her as she was on her way to court to contest an abduction case her family had filed against her husband.

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