Search Box

Advanced search

VictimsHonor killing, female, rape, Jordan, Jail, Islam, Islamic, religion

Back to foreign policy      To my cites     Back to honor killing

1 2 3 4

The following are victims of honor killing, it should be noted not all victims are Muslim or in the Middle East, though it is seen as a Muslim problem this is an over simplification.

A girl in Afghanistan was raped by her brother this resulted in pregnancy to save her reputation they set her on Fire, she died three days later(1 ).

April 21, 2005, Spingul in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province family members and villagers executed 25-year-old Bibi Amin when she was found in the company of a man she wasn't married to. She was buried up to her neck and stoned (2 ).

In Post Saddam Iraq (Iraqi Kurdistan)honor killing or related suicides rose from 36 in 2005 to 133 in 2006 and murders rose from four to seventeen according to Kurdistan's human rights ministry (3 ).

In Iraqi Kurdistan a member of the Kurdistan regional parliament spoke on the problem of honor killing she and others are trying to combat. She said "Violence against women has increased over the recent period and this is a concern for the Kurdish government. Recent statistics showed that in one month, 166 complaints of violence against women had been made and that over 100 women had been killed," and she explained "There are two kinds of killings: there are honor killings on one hand, and there are suicides and cases of being burnt alive on the other. Until now we have not been able to determine whether these women set themselves on fire or are being set alight." (4 ).


Honor killing, female, rape, Jordan, Jail, Islam, Islamic, religion