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Pregnant Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death by Her Family for Marrying Man She Loved

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Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death Bella Naija

A 25-year-old pregnant Pakistani woman has been stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loves instead of a suitor they picked for her.

Farzana Parveen was reportedly killed for “honour” because her actions had brought shame on her family, CNN reports.

Her family wanted her to marry a cousin of the family, however; she refused and eloped with a widower named Mohammed Iqbal.

The execution took place in public. Parveen was reportedly beaten to death with bricks near a high court in Lahore by a group of about 20 people, including her father brothers, and cousin. 

The cousin whom she refused to marry, was one of the people who attacked her. 

According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, 869 women in the country were the victims of honor killings last year. Activists say the true number may be much higher.

Photo Credit: Reuters/Daily Mail

7 Comments

  1. @edDREAMZ

    May 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    What a wicked world we live in…. May her soul R.I.P….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  2. Opinion

    May 28, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    These people need to be exorcized!

  3. Iris

    May 28, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Her own family! I just can’t deal.

  4. Marie Antoinette

    May 28, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Bloody barbarians!

  5. Troll

    May 28, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    So what if a man rejects his intended and chooses someone else, will he be stoned to death?

  6. truth

    May 28, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    When I read this article yesterday, I literally cried. Honestly I was at work and I just started crying. You need to understand what this poor young pregnant woman must have gone through before they killed her. She must have feared for her life that was why she was going to the court which was where they killed her.

    Cultures and customs all around the world can be good or extremely evil or abnormal. I know there are now many Indians in Nigeria so they will understand how the very conservative Pakistani families operate. It is sad but to these families honor killing is justifiable, if they didn’t kill her someone else will, remember Malala?
    It is really sad, may her soul and that of her unborn child rest in peace and may Justice be served for their deaths. Really sad!

  7. may

    May 30, 2014 at 5:15 am

    inhuman people!

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