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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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For instance, if a man kills his wife for adultery of his own accord, this could be considered an honor killing but not a tore killing.
If they had got punished all culprits in the preceding honor killing cases who had killed, the murder of Farzana might not have happened.
The issue of honor killing, no matter how common it may be among many traditional Kurds, is never an honorable act that can reclaim respect and dignity of the individuals engaged.
The khap panchayats (village bodies) have never ordered honor killing.
Geller also pointed out that Fatima Abdallah was "a Muslim woman shunned by her devout Muslim family for her 'shameful' divorce" - and hence a possible victim of Islamic honor killing, in which a woman who has brought "shame" to the family is murdered in order to preserve family "purity.
Even closer to the honor killing point is the Koran's approving discussion of the murder of a boy by a God expert, in order to prevent the boy's apostasy from corrupting his parents.
Ozugergin added, "Turkey considered honor killings as a violation of human rights.
Investigations have revealed that the woman was murdered by her brother in an honor killing, the major explained, refusing to give further details.
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 panchayat's document to the Court comes about five weeks after a particularly gruesome honor killing in Kolkata in the eastern state of West Bengal.
The SIOA ads on Chicago taxis feature photos of honor killing victims with the question, "Is your family threatening you?
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.