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honour killing

The killing of a member—often female—of one’s family or social group by another member of the same family or social group, based on the perpetrators’ belief that the victim has dishonoured the family in some fashion.

Frequency
The UN estimates 5,000 women die from honour killings/year; women’s groups in the Middle East say the figure it more like 20,000.

Dishonourable behaviours or acts
Violating the group’s dress code, trying to end or prevent an arranged marriage, sexual activity outside of marriage (or even thinking about it), engaging in homosexual acts.
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1) However, researchers found that support for honor killings was more widespread among adolescents from poorer and more traditional family backgrounds.
Honor killing is a part of Jordan's contemporary society.
The former President also reminded the Prime Minister of his pledge made publicly recently to adopt legislation against honor killing and asked him to honor his promise.
The khap panchayats (village bodies) have never ordered honor killing.
Investigations have revealed that the woman was murdered by her brother in an honor killing, the major explained, refusing to give further details.
Honor killing - the murder of female family members who have shamed the family by being suspected of unchaste behavior - is a recurring crime among Arabs in Israel, and throughout the Middle East.
By now, we're familiar with Ibrahim; he, in fact, was the Abayat who was responsible for the honor killing of his cousin, a mother of six, and of countless killings of Israelis.
The proposed law would be a step forward to stop honor killing as there were shortcomings in the present law.
There is an upward trend in honor killing cases and more cases are coming up in the legal system.
Another major legal issue involved in the honor killing is that the girl's relatives believe that their honor is compromised just because a girl talked or met with another man.
The Manoj-Babli honour killing case was the honour killing of newly-weds Manoj Banwala and Babli in June 2007 and the successive court case, which historically convicted defendants for an honor killing.
ANKARA, Feb 16, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Jose Mendes Bota, chairman of the Council of Europe's Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men (CDEG) released a statement on February 10 to express their regret over a honor killing in southeastern Turkey in which a 16-year-old girl was buried alive by her relatives.