Saturday, July 21, 2007

Father Knows Best

Father and uncle given life for 'honour' murder

The father and uncle of a young Kurdish woman began life sentences last night for arranging her "barbaric and callous" murder to restore their family's "honour". Ari Mahmod, 51, recruited a gang of thugs who tortured, raped and strangled his niece Banaz Mahmod, 20, before cramming her body into a suitcase and burying it in a pit, where it lay for three months. The brothers had decided Ms Mahmod was to be killed because she had fallen in love with a man they felt was unsuitable.

She had told police on four occasions that her family had threatened to kill her, and reported a murder attempt by her father.

Being British, this Guardian UK story doesn't really go into the kind of detail Marquis de Sade fans might want. For that stuff, read the report over here.


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