Pakistani Rights Groups Condemn Honor Killing

May 28, 2014 6:07 PM

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ISLAMABAD — Human rights groups in Pakistan are outraged at the killing of a young woman who was targeted by her family for marrying a man of her own choice. They are demanding authorities immediately bring the culprits of the “shameful act” to justice. Hundreds of women are killed in Pakistan in the name of family honor every year.

Police in the eastern city of Lahore say that 25-year-old Farzana Parveen was stoned to death by her family members just outside a courthouse.

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