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Honor Killings in Pakistan


Honor Killings in Pakistan
  • 869 women were killed in honor killings in 2013
  • Actual number of victims is believed to be much higher
  • Rights groups want Pakistan to change the way it prosecutes and deals with honor killings
  • Perpetrator is almost always related to victim, and the perpetrator can be absolved of murder if the family of the victim forgives them
Source: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
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