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Pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by family
Yahoo/AP ^ | 5-27-14 | K.M. CHAUDHRY and ZAHEER BABAR

Posted on 05/27/2014 12:06:31 PM PDT by kingattax

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A pregnant woman was stoned to death Tuesday by her own family outside a courthouse in the Pakistani city of Lahore for marrying the man she loved.

The woman was killed while on her way to court to contest an abduction case her family had filed against her husband. Her father was promptly arrested on murder charges, police investigator Rana Mujahid said, adding that police were working to apprehend all those who participated in this "heinous crime."

Arranged marriages are the norm among conservative Pakistanis, and hundreds of women are murdered every year in so-called honor killings carried out by husbands or relatives as a punishment for alleged adultery or other illicit sexual behavior.

Stonings in public settings, however, are extremely rare. Tuesday's attack took place in front of a crowd of onlookers in broad daylight. The courthouse is located on a main downtown thoroughfare.

A police officer, Naseem Butt, identified the slain woman as Farzana Parveen, 25, and said she had married Mohammad Iqbal, 45, against her family's wishes after being engaged to him for years.

Her father, Mohammad Azeem, had filed an abduction case against Iqbal, which the couple was contesting, said her lawyer, Mustafa Kharal. He said she was three months pregnant.

Nearly 20 members of Parveen's extended family, including her father and brothers, had waited outside the building that houses the high court of Lahore. As the couple walked up to the main gate, the relatives fired shots in the air and tried to snatch her from Iqbal, her lawyer said.

When she resisted, her father, brothers and other relatives started beating her, eventually pelting her with bricks from a nearby construction site, according to Mujahid and Iqbal, the slain woman's husband.

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i guess the family was mad, huh ?
1 posted on 05/27/2014 12:06:31 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

So the husband saw this but did nothing...?


2 posted on 05/27/2014 12:12:01 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: kingattax

Where’s Hashtag Moochie?


3 posted on 05/27/2014 12:14:36 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: kingattax

“...the norm among conservative Pakistanis...”


4 posted on 05/27/2014 12:38:16 PM PDT by Zuse (I am disrupted! I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: kingattax

It is a religion of peace... rest in peace...


5 posted on 05/27/2014 12:44:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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