Honor Killing Index

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Honor Related Violence by Country:
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Honor Killings in Muslim Majority Nations | Honor Killings and Violence in Non-Muslim Nations
Honor Related Violence or Danger to life in Muslim Majority Nations

This is not a comprehensive list. For honor killing statistics, see: Muslim Statistics (Honor Violence)

Honor Killings in Muslim Majority Nations[edit]

Name of Victim Age Date of Incidence Location Method of Killing Perpetrator Reason for Violence Read More
Not released (female) 15 02013-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 11, 2013 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death 2 brothers & 2 accomplices Suspected of an affair with a neighbor ‘Honour’ Crime: 15-year-old girl, man killed by brothers
Not released (22-year-old female, aunt & cousin) 02013-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 15, 2013 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot & buried Relatives Leaving husband and marrying another man with her aunt and cousin's help Three women shot dead in "honour killing"
Not released (female) 21 02013-Template:MONTH September 2013 Palestinian Authority area Flag of Palestinian Authority area.png Beaten then hung to death Mother Pregnancy Mother hangs mentally challenged Palestinian daughter
Not released (female) 02013-Template:MONTH September 2013 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Brother & 2 accomplices Suspected of illicit relations with a neighbor ‘Honour’ killing: Woman shot dead by brother, accomplices
Shahida Bibi 02013-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 12, 2013 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Beaten to death Brother & father-in-law Eloping on the eve of Eid "‘Honour’: Woman beaten to death by father-in-law, her brother"
Shahnaz Tahir, Tahir Sarwar, Adnan, Ramsha, Mr. Zahid & Mr. Nawaz 02013-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 22, 2013 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Father & 'henchmen' Daughter marrying a man of her own choice PAKISTAN: Marriage by choice becoming taboo
Sabina Bibi & Asad Abbas 15 & 20 02013-Template:MONTH July 2013 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Strangled & suffocated Father Saw his daughter (Sabina) sitting with a boy (Asad) in his house Over ‘Honour’: Man kills daughter and her boyfriend
Not released (Mother & 2 daughters) 15 & 16 02013-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 24, 2013 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Stepson/stepbrother & 4 friends Family video of the 2 girls enjoying the rain in the lawn of their bungalow Two girls, mother killed over family video
Muddassar Jamal (male) 02013-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 30, 2013 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Beaten then forced to drink acid Husband of lover Having an affair with married woman ‘Honour’ crime: Man forced to drink acid dies
Not released (female & unborn child) 19 02013-Template:MONTH May 2013 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Strangled to death Family Falling in love and getting pregnant Woman’s suicide turns out to be honour killing
Not released (2 females) 02013-Template:MONTH May 2013 Egypt Flag of Egypt.png Burned to death Mother Stayed away for long periods and had multiple boyfriends For family honour: Mom kills self, 2 daughters
Not released (female & unborn child) 20s & 4 mth 02013-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 14, 2013 Jordan Flag of Jordan.png Throat slit, belly cut open & burned Unknown Unknown Jordan woman's throat slit in 'honor' killing: police
Not released (female) 25 02013-Template:MONTH April 2013 Egypt Flag of Egypt.png Throat slit, body chopped into pieces & fed to dogs Husband Illicit relationships with young men Hubby chops up wife half his age for having affairs with boys
Not released (male & female) 30 & 20s 02013-Template:MONTH March 2013 Yemen Flag of Yemen.png Shot to death Female's 4 brothers Leaving home and getting married Brothers kill sister for eloping
Zarqa Kanwal 02013-Template:MONTH January 2013 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Brother Suspected of having an affair Violence against women: Woman stabbed to death ‘for having an affair’
H. D. 02012-Template:MONTH December 2012 Turkey Flag of Turkey.png Strangled to death Grandfather, 2 uncles & 4 others Became pregnant after being gang-raped by two cousins Another victim dies in ‘honor' killing
Anvu Shah 15 02012-Template:MONTH November 2012 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Beaten & acid poured over face & body Father & mother Talking to an unknown boy Parents Attack Daughter With Acid For Talking to Boy
Saida Mukhtar, Amina Muhammad
& Sana Mukhtar
55, 55 & 39 02012-Template:MONTH June 2012 Egypt Flag of Egypt.png Shot & beheaded 2 brothers (Saida's sons, Amina's nephews & Sana's brothers) Discovered their sister's actions were 'contrary to morality' Egyptian "Honor": Brothers Butcher Mother, Sister, and Aunt
Not released (female) 20 02012-Template:MONTH May 2012 Egypt Flag of Egypt.png Tied up & poisoned to death Mother, sister, brother & cousin Was in an illicit relationship Mother kills daughter to protect family name
Somia & Sobia Bibi 02012-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 4, 2012 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Brother-in-law They had ‘suspicious characters’ and had been warned about their behavior but did not listen Honour Killing: Two women shot dead by brother-in-law
Not released (female) 24 02012-Template:MONTH February 2012 Egypt Flag of Egypt.png Stabbed to death Brother Heard rumors about 'her bad morals' Two honor killings hit Egypt’s Alexandria
Razia & Allah Ditta 02012-Template:MONTH January 2012 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Axed to death Razia's uncle Suspected Allah Ditta had illicit relations with his niece Uncle axed niece, paramour to death
Samina Rajput 18 02011-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 3, 2011 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Brother Married someone of her own choosing Girl killed over karo-kari
Shameem 02011-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 15, 2011 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Tortured, killed, & beheaded Brothers Suspected of having relations with another resident of their village Sibling rivalries: Three men butcher and bury sister in courtyard
Servet Tas 38 02011-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 14, 2011 Turkey Flag of Turkey.png Shot to death Ex-girlfriend's father Fathered a child out of wedlock Man whose girlfriend was killed in honor crime shot dead
Manzooran Bibi & Rani Bibi 02011-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 18, 2011 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Throats slit Sons/brothers Unspecified Woman, daughter butchered for ‘honour’
Anam 15 02011-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 14, 2011 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Strangled to death Uncle Suspected of having illicit relations with a Christian youth Girl strangled to death in name of honour
3 females 15,
17,
&
18
02011-Template:MONTH August 2011 Libya Flag of Libya.png Throats slit Father Dishonored family by being raped by Gaddafi loyalists Father slit throats of three daughters in 'honour killing' after they were raped by Gaddafi's troops
Irshad Bibi 02011-Template:MONTH August 2011 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Nephew Suspected aunt of having illicit relations with someone Aunt killed ‘for honour’
Sameena,
Razia,
& 4 others
14,
16,
& teens
02011-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 26, 2011 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Father Brothers claimed Sameena and Razia were in relationships Honour killings: Man guns down six daughters
Not released (female) 35 02011-Template:MONTH July 2011 Jordan Flag of Jordan.png Shot to death Brother Had sexual relations with a man Jordanian man charged over honour killing
Not released (male) 02011-Template:MONTH March 2011 Egypt Flag of Egypt.png Shot to death Cousin He refused to restore family honor by killing his daughter for her relationship with a Christian Girl's death in 'honor killing' angers main Turkish opposition
Sonia 15 02011-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 14, 2011 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Strangled to death Father Having illicit relations with her neighbor Girl strangled for ‘honour’
Saima Bibi 02011-Template:MONTH January 2011 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Electrocuted to death Father & uncle Falling in love with a man they did not approve of Pakistani girl 'electrocuted' in honour killing
Not released (female) 22 02011 2011 Egypt Flag of Egypt.png Hung to death Brother Fleeing her home/marriage with another man Two honor killings hit Egypt’s Alexandria
Ghulam Bibi 02010-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 21, 2010 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Son Suspected mother and sister had illicit relations with a man Man murders mother in courtroom 'honour killing'
Nurta Mohamed Farah 17 02010-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 25, 2010 Somalia Flag of Somalia.png Tortured, beaten, then shot to death Parents & relatives Converting to Christianity Teenage Girl Tortured and Shot Dead for Leaving Islam – by Her Parents
Shawbo Abdul-Razaq 20 02010-Template:MONTH October 2010 Iraq Flag of Iraq.png Shot to death Father Talking to an alleged boy by phone Blame on Clerics for Prevalence of Honor Killing in Iraqi Kurdistan
Amina & (children) Zunera, Humaira & Sumera 5, 7
& 10
02010-Template:MONTH August 2010 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Drugged & throats slit Husband/father Ashamed of his wife who contracted the marriage of their oldest daughter against his will Man slaughters women of family for their ‘arrogance’
Haleema Basheer 40 02010-Template:MONTH July 2010 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Son Leaving her home overnight Woman gunned down by son over ‘honour’
Not released (female) 16 02010-Template:MONTH July 2010 Jordan Flag of Jordan.png Shot to death using 30 machine-gun rounds Uncle Dishonoring the family by being sexually assaulted Jordan: 16-Year Old Girl Murdered in Machine Gun “Honor Killing” by Uncle After Sexual Assault
Jihan Sideeq 28 02010-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 16, 2010 Iraq Flag of Iraq.png Shot 20 times Uncle & 3 cousins Marrying without family consent Kurdish pregnant woman shot 20 times in honour killing, Iraqi Kurdistan
Seyma G 17 02010-Template:MONTH June 2010 Turkey Flag of Turkey.png Strangled to death Brother Leaving her violent home life for a women's shelter Turkey: Honor Killing; Girl Murdered by 15-Years-old Brother
Not released (female) 26 02010-Template:MONTH June 2010 Jordan Flag of Jordan.png Stabbed 15 times Brother Become pregnant outside wedlock Jordanian jailed for killing unwed pregnant sister
Sania Khan 17 02010-Template:MONTH June 2010 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot in the head Uncle Marrying a man of her choice One month’s bride killed for ‘honour’
Not released (female) 24 02010-Template:MONTH June 2010 Lebanon Flag of Lebanon.png Shot twice in the head Brother Had a boyfriend Lebanese man arrested for sister's 'honour killing'
Sughran 02010-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 20, 2010 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Husband Karo-kari Three women slain in Shikarpur over Karo-Kari
Sodhi Bibi 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 31, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Husband Husband suspected her of having illegitimate relations with his cousin Dishonored killings
Tanzeela Riaz & Babar Ali 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 29, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Throats slit Tanzeela's father & brother Family did not approve of their relationship Girl, paramour killed for 'honour'
Arri & Manghan Sabzoi 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 2, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Arri's husband Arri husband suspected they were having illicit relations Four killed over karo-kari
Robina & Mazhar Jakhrani 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 2, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Brother in-law & accomplices Suspected of having illicit relations Four killed over karo-kari
Medime Memi 16 02009-Template:MONTH December 2009 Turkey Flag of Turkey.png Buried alive Father & grandfather Unknown Turkish girl 'buried alive' in family garden
Gul Bano 17 02009-Template:MONTH December 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Father Karo-kari Four women killed over Karo-Kari in upper Sindh
Zarina 02009-Template:MONTH December 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Brother Brother did not approve of her relationship with her boyfriend Four women killed over Karo-Kari in upper Sindh
Niaz Khatoon 02009-Template:MONTH December 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Husband Unknown Four women killed over Karo-Kari in upper Sindh
Rashida Mahar 02009-Template:MONTH December 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Husband Suspected of illicit relations Four women killed over Karo-Kari in upper Sindh
Rifqa ghazi 'Abdullah 29 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 27, 2009 Palestinian Authority area Flag of Palestinian Authority area.png Strangled to death with a wet towel Brother, 2 uncles & 2 cousin To maintain family honor Palestine: Woman Killed in Gaza Refugee Camp to "Maintain Family Honor"
Samina, Saima & Mohsin 35, 25
& 20's
02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 18, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Strangled to death Samina's husband Saima and Mohsin contracted a love marriage Man kills wife and in-laws in honor killing
Soomri 20 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 13, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Brother in-law Karo-kari Woman shot dead over Karo-kari charge
Shahana Qureshi 16 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 5, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Throat slit Brother Eloped with her lover Brother kills sister for 'honour' in Muzaffarnagar
Kubra Bibi 25 02009-Template:MONTH October 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Strangled to death Husband Accused of having illicit relations Husband strangulates wife over karo-kari
Alia Ahmed 37 02009-Template:MONTH October 2009 Jordan Flag of Jordan.png Stabbed 28 times Brothers They thought she left her husband Jordan aims to deter ‘honour crime’
Marium 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 30, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Brother in-law Karo-kari Man kills sister-in-law over Karo-Kari
Not released (female) 16 02009-Template:MONTH August 2009 Jordan Flag of Jordan.png Shot to death Uncle Was raped Raped girl killed over family 'honour'
Fadia 27 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 23, 2009 Palestinian Authority area Flag of Palestinian Authority area.png Tortured & bludgeoned to death with an iron chain Father Father believed she was having a relationship with a man Rights groups decry Gaza 'honor killing'
Shahadat Ali 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 5, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Unknown Nephew Married nephew's mother after the death of his father ‘Honour’ killings remain unchecked in Lahore
Khalid & Shamin 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 2, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Shamin's cousin Shamin was engaged to her cousin ‘Honour’ killings remain unchecked in Lahore
Adeeba 22 02009-Template:MONTH July 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Strangled to death Brother For having illicit relations with a boy Man kills sister in the name of ‘honour’
Saba & Shafiq Ahmed 02009-Template:MONTH July 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Unknown Saba's family Married against her families wishes Bride’s family accused of double murder
Shakila & Ghulam Sakhi 18
&
22
02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 21, 2009 Afghanistan Flag of Afghanistan.png Stabbed more than 50 times each Father Father caught them having sexual relations Honor-Killing in Afghanistan: Father Kills His Daughter and Her Lover
Gul Bibi 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 18, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Husband Karo-kari Man Kills Wife in Kandihot
Halimah Ahmad Ash-Sheikh 30 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 12, 2009 Palestinian Authority area Flag of Palestinian Authority area.png Stabbed to death Nephew Family honor Police: Man killed aunt for reasons of 'family honor'
Saira Bano 19 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 1, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Brother Married a non-Muslim Brother kills girl for honour
Halima & Waziran 02009-Template:MONTH May 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Tortured and strangled to death Brother & two men Accused of having illicit relations with men Two women killed, buried quietly in Khairpur
Ayman Udas 30's 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 27, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Brothers Brothers did not approve of her career, divorce, and remarriage Female Pakistani Singer Killed In Peshawar
Shahnaz & Farah 35
&
18
02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 20, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death with a pump-action shotgun Shahnaz's brother Shahnaz's brother suspected they had developed illicit relations with some locals Man kills sister, niece for ‘honour’
Shamim Bibi 18 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 15, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Brother in-law She eloped with another man 18-year-old falls victim to ‘honour’ killing
Rihab Al-Hazim 28 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 13, 2009 Palestinian Authority area Flag of Palestinian Authority area.png Unknown Brother Killed to maintain the family honor Gaza woman dead in fourth so-called 'honor killing' in last week
Sufian Olaiwa, Miriam Olaiwa & Jawhar Olaiwa 45, 30
& 5
02009-Template:MONTH April 2009 Palestinian Authority area Flag of Palestinian Authority area.png Shot to death 3 members of the same family Killed to maintain the family honor Gaza woman dead in fourth so-called 'honor killing' in last week
Quratul Ain 26 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 1, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Two armed men She eloped Another woman killed over honour
Sabri Shihata & Sabri Shihata Sr. 25
&
60
02009-Template:MONTH March 2009 Egypt Flag of Egypt.png Burned alive & stabbed to death Unrelated Muslim male & mob Sabri Shihata was rumored to have had a relationship with the Muslim male's sister Egyptian Christian Burned Alive; Father Murdered Also
Shehla Bibi 60 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 22, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Axed to death Brother Accused her of having illicit relations “Honor”
Sati Korkmak 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 14, 2009 Turkey Flag of Turkey.png Strangled to death with a TV cable Husband Husband accused her of having an affair with her brother in-law "Unjust Provocation" no Excuse for Honour Killing
H. Laleh 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 5, 2009 Iran Flag of Iran.png Unknown Husband Was forced into marriage Forced marriage takes life of an Iranian woman
Shahnaz Bibi & Saba Saba:
14
02009-Template:MONTH January 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Axed to death Shahnaz's son Accused of having an illicit relationship with a man Woman, daughter axed to death on suspicion by son
Asmaa Mahmoud 23 02009 2009 Palestinian Authority area Flag of Palestinian Authority area.png Beaten to death Brother Slept with a Christian I'd do it again, says honour killer
Shehnaz Bibi 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 4, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Clubbed to death Uncle Having an illicit relations with another man Girl clubbed to death by uncle
Rizwana Bibi 21 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 3, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Ex-fiance Rizwana married another man Another woman falls victim to honour killing
Hanifa 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 18, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Tortured & buried alive Husband Husband accused her of having illicit relations with a cousin Ghotki DPO uncovers brutal murder of woman
Mukhtaran Bibi 40 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 13, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Stabbed to death Son Son accused mother of having an illicit relationship with a man Son exterminates mother over ‘illicit relationship
Rozan & Thangai 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 3, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Rozan's husband Her husband suspected they were having illicit relations Stillness in karo-kari killings
Najadah & Shakeel Junejo 02008-Template:MONTH October 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Najadah's husband Suspected they were having an affair Doctor confesses to killing wife, driver for honour
Maimona Bibi 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 29, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Father Married someone against the wishes of her father Maimona Bibi gunned down by her father on Eid-Ul-Fitr
Subhan 22 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 27, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Strangled to death Husband Karo-kari Man kills wife after declaring Kari
Ameeran 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 20, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Tortured to death Nephew She was caught in an objectionable position with paramour Youth kills aunt for 'honour'
Shabana Rashid & Abdul Khurshid 21
&
40
02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 13, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot and (Abdul) beaten to death Shabana's father Her father did not approve of their relationship Man kills daughter, ‘lover’
Saira 22 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 15, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Husband Left her husband Man kills infertile wife
Wazeeran & unnamed male 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 10, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Husband Karo-kari Two murdered over karo-kari accusation in Ghotki
Hajiran 60 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 10, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Unknown Sons Karo-kari Sons kill their mother over 'kari' accusation
Dur Gul Khatoon, Nazeeran Khatoon & Ghulam Rasool Bugti's wife 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 5, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Dur Gul Khatoon's son Son accused mother and sister in-law Nazeeran of having illicit relations with Ghulam Rasool Four women killed over Karo-Kari
Saira Nusrat Bibi 17 02008-Template:MONTH September 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Several men She was seeking an annulment Blood boils over Pakistan 'honour' killings
Hajani 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 29, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Husband Karo-kari Woman killed over karo-kari
Rania 02008-Template:MONTH August 2008 Saudi Arabia Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Tongue cut out & burned to death Father Dishonored family with her conversion to Christianity Christian Convert Burned Alive in Saudi Arabia
Saima, Sana & Nasir 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 27, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Burnt to death Sana's father Sana's father did not approve of her marriage with Nasir Saima, Sana and Nasir
Fatima, Jannat Bibi, Fauzia & 2 teen girls 02008-Template:MONTH July 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot and buried alive Brother of the provincial minister for housing and construction and other members of their tribe Three of the women wanted to marry men of their own choice 5 Women
Lubna Shadiwal 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 31, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Relatives Her relatives did not approve of her marriage Eight deaths in two days
Ruksana & Samina 13
&
14
02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 30, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Beheaded Brothers On the doubt of illicit relations Eight deaths in two days
Haleema 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 8, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Clubbed to death Brother She was having a relationship with a neighbor Woman bludgeoned over honour
Khouloud al-najjar 32 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 3, 2008 Palestinian Authority area Flag of Palestinian Authority area.png Beaten to death Family Killed for her 'immoral behavior Woman Murdered by Relatives to “Maintain Family Honor”
Shahim & Toor Khan 02008-Template:MONTH June 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Shahim's ex-husband and two accomplices Shahim's remarriage harmed her ex-husband's honour Man kills ex-wife for remarriage
Farzanah 17 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 7, 2008 Iran Flag of Iran.png Smothered to death Father Kidnapped by her brother in-law Iran - Honor killing claims life of 17-year-old girl
Khalidiya 23 02008-Template:MONTH May 2008 Syria Flag of Syria.png Strangled to death Brother Suspected of having a relationship with another man while husband is in prison Ten days: four reports of 'honour' killings
Not released (female) 02008-Template:MONTH April 2008 Syria Flag of Syria.png Shot to death Brother Suspected of being 7 months pregnant. Coroner's report showed her hymen was intact Ten days: four reports of 'honour' killings
Z.N. 20 02008-Template:MONTH April 2008 Syria Flag of Syria.png Shot to death Brother She was in a relationship and had become pregnant Ten days: four reports of 'honour' killings
Taslim Khatoon Solangi 17 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 7, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Tortured & shot to death Father (ordered death) Father accused her of having a child out of wedlock Pakistan to investigate ‘honour killing’ case
Samieh 14 02008-Template:MONTH February 2008 Iran Flag of Iran.png Stoned to death Father & accomplices Father suspected her of having relations with a man Father Stones 14 Year Old Daughter to Death
Yasmeen 33 02008-Template:MONTH February 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Brother Brother suspected she had illicit relations with some men Man kills sister over ‘honour’
Dilek A & Alper Ozdemir 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 3, 2008 Turkey Flag of Turkey.png Shot to death Dilek's brother Dilek's family did not approve of their relationship Falling in love: common cause of death for Turkish women
Not released (female) 17 02008 2008 Jordan Flag of Jordan.png Shot to death Father Suspected she was involved in a relationship with one of the men who kidnapped and gang-raped her Jordan jails man for 10 years over 'honour killing'
2 females Teens 02008 2008 Iraq Flag of Iraq.png Doused with boiling water & shot to death Father Suspected they were having sex. Medical examinations showed the girls were virgins ‘Honor killings’ require tougher laws, say Iraqi women
En’am Jaber Dierallah 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 13, 2007 Palestinian Authority area Flag of Palestinian Authority area.png Beaten to death with a sharp object Brother Maintain family honor New Murder Crime in what is known as “Honor Killing” in the Northern Gaza Strip
Not released (female) 02007-Template:MONTH August 2007 Saudi Arabia Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Beaten & shot to death Father Talking to men on Facebook Saudi woman killed for chatting on Facebook
Shahzadi & Ramzan Shar 02007-Template:MONTH August 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Shahzadi's brother in-law and accomplices Her brother in-law suspected they were having illicit relations Two killed over Karo-Kari
Nisreen Abu Bureik 26 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 28, 2007 Palestinian Authority area Flag of Palestinian Authority area.png Unknown Brother To maintain family honor New Murder Crime in what is known as “Honor Killing” in the Northern Gaza Strip
Najma 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 21, 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Strangled to death Husband Husband suspected she had illicit relations with someone NAWABSHAH:Man kills wife
Zaibun Nisa 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 20, 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Father Married a man of her own choice Man kills daughter in name of honour
Hulya Tas 19 02007-Template:MONTH July 2007 Turkey Flag of Turkey.png Unknown Brother & family members She had a boyfriend Falling in love: common cause of death for Turkish women
Naseem Khatoon 02007-Template:MONTH July 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Hacked to death Brother Brother suspected her of having an affair Mother of seven axed to death by brother
Shwbo Rauf Ali 19 02007-Template:MONTH May 2007 Iraq Flag of Iraq.png Beaten, stoned, & shot Husband's family Husband's family suspected her of infidelity Shwbo Rauf Ali: Latest victim of 'honour' in Kurdistan
Sahar 25 02007-Template:MONTH May 2007 Syria Flag of Syria.png Shot to death Brother in-law She was accused of having an affair Sahar
Sevil O 22 02007-Template:MONTH May 2007 Turkey Flag of Turkey.png Stabbed 27 times Father Sevil was killed for leaving her husband and children Turkish court gives life sentence in honor killing case
Azra, Razia & Rubina 16, 19
& 24
02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 21, 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Tortured & strangled to death Brother Unknown ‘Faisalabad sisters were strangled’
F.H. 30s 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 21, 2007 United Arab Emirates Flag of United Arab Emirates.png battered to death, wrapped in a quilt & set on fire Brother Disapproved of her choice of husband Six-year jail term for man who killed sister upheld
Rubina & Basharat Ali 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 14, 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Rubina's father & two brothers Honor killing 2 killed for honour in Hafizabad
Khateeja & Waris Khan 02007-Template:MONTH March 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Unknown Two men & Khateeja's son Khateeja's family was against their marriage Khateeja and Waris Khan
Sahib Khatoon 02007-Template:MONTH March 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Brother in-law & two armed men Suspected she was having illicit relations Karo-Kari claims life
Moomal & Umaid 19
&
20
02007-Template:MONTH March 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Hacked to death with a hatchet Moomal's brother Having a romantic relationship outside of marriage Karo-Kari claims four lives
Imam Khatoon Deenari & Elahi Bukhsh 02007-Template:MONTH March 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Imam's husband Suspected them of having an affair Karo-Kari claims four lives
Rani 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 21, 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Unknown Husband Suspected she had illicit relations with another person Two killed over Karo-Kari
Sharifan & Qaisar shar 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 15, 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Sharifan's husband Saw them in an objectionable position Husband kills wife, paramour
Nihal Khatoon 22 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 8, 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Husband Karo-kari A bloody day in Pakistan
Not released (female) 22 02007-Template:MONTH February 2007 United Arab Emirates Flag of United Arab Emirates.png Shot to death Brother Received anonymous call suggesting she was having “extramarital affairs” Dubai: man killed sister for ‘honour’
Fahmida Shar & Ghulam Nabi Shar 20's 02007-Template:MONTH February 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Unknown Relative Fahmida's family did not approve of their relationship Supreme court rejects bail plea of accused in Karo-Kari case
Naheeda Bibi 22 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 7, 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Brother Seeking an education Young woman murdered for seeking education
Rukhsana & Farhana 25
&
18
02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 5, 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Brother, Father, friend of father, & Rukhsana's ex-husband Unknown Relatives accused of girls’ murder
Allah Bachai 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 5, 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Nephew Suspected she was having illicit relations with another man Woman shot dead by nephew
Razia & Deeder Husain Narejo 50
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22
02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 4, 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Razia's brothers Karo-kari Karo-Kari claims three lives
Sajawal Bibi 18 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 4, 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Hacked to death with a hatchet Brother Karo-kari Karo-Kari claims three lives
Zahra al-Azzo 16 02007-Template:MONTH January 2007 Syria Flag of Syria.png Stabbed 5 times in the head & back Brother She was kidnapped and raped a Dishonorable Affair
Zahoor Ahmed & Naseem 02007-Template:MONTH January 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Burned alive Unknown Accused of 'kidnapping' Naseem 10 yrs ago to marry her In the name of honour: Pak couple burnt alive
Sheren 16 02007-Template:MONTH January 2007 Syria Flag of Syria.png Shot to death Brother Family discovered she was six months pregnant 16 years old killed!
Elahi Hussain & Hafiz Shah 40
&
45
02007-Template:MONTH January 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Tied to a tree, clubbed, and stoned to death Elahi's 3 brothers & cousin Accused of having an extra-marital relationship PAKISTAN: Honour killings continue, despite law
Hala 25 02007 2007 Jordan Flag of Jordan.png Shot 6 times in the chest, head and stomach Father Pregnant before marriage with someone not of his choosing Reduced jail term for Jordan man who killed daughter
Esra Aksel 19 02006-Template:MONTH December 2006 Turkey Flag of Turkey.png Unknown Brother Had a boyfriend Falling in love: common cause of death for Turkish women
Sahzadi, Safia, Naseema B, & Naseema 35, 22,
30 & 27
02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 29, 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Naseema B's father, Safia's husband, & cousins/relatives of victims Accused of having illicit relations with men from another village PAKISTAN: Four women allegedly murdered and one man injured by relatives on the pretext of honor killing
Saforan Mirani & Ghazi Bijarani 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 27, 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Saforan's husband & accomplices Suspected they were having illicit relations Three deaths for 'honour'
Samani 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 27, 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Brother Karo-Kari Three deaths for 'honour'
Fahmida & Anwar Ali 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 13, 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Axed to death Fahmida's father Seen in an objectionable position Man kills daughter, youth over karo-kari
Khaistha Begum & Islamzeb 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 12, 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Unknown Relatives Marriage infuriated Khaistha's relatives Couple killed by ‘woman’s relatives’
Siyani & Gori 35
&
16
02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 11, 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png They were shot to death Ms. Siyani's brother & companions Killed on the pretext of karo-kari Two women killed over karo-kari
Lal Khatoon & Yasmeen 02006-Template:MONTH November 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Lal unknown, Yasmeen was shot to death Lal's brother, and Yasmeen's father Accused as Kari's Two women murdered, their corpses thrown in canal
Sohni & Kamil 23
&
26
02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 13, 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Unknown Sohni's husband, brother in-law, & husband's friend Husband suspected they were having illicit relations SHIKARPUR: Man, woman killed
Zakia 02006-Template:MONTH October 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Tortured to death Husband & in-laws Wouldn't let her husband marry a second wife Woman ‘tortured to death’
Ghazala 18 02006-Template:MONTH July 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Unknown Cousins She chose her husband Reader report: Ghazala
Maha Akram El-Hamayda 18 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 30, 2006 Palestinian Authority area Flag of Palestinian Authority area.png Beaten & strangled to death Family Maintain family honor Young Woman Killed in Rafah in an "Honor Killing"
Zulfinar Baycinar 27 02006-Template:MONTH May 2006 Turkey Flag of Turkey.png Shot to death Husband Refused to let her husband take a second wife Honour suicides: death by a bullet in the back
Noor Jehan 14 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 24, 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Husband & five others Kari Two men arrested in dead kari’s case
Arezoo 02006-Template:MONTH February 2006 Iran Flag of Iran.png Unknown Brothers Unknown reason concerning "namoos" (honor) 'Honor' Killing of a Iranian Kurd
Naile Erdas 16 02006 2006 Turkey Flag of Turkey.png Shot to death Brother, father, mother & 2 uncles Became pregnant as a result of rape Pregnant As a Result of Rape, She Was Killed By Her Family
Asmaa 13 02005-Template:MONTH January 2005 Kuwait Flag of Kuwait.png Throat slit Father Suspected she was no longer a virgin Father slit his daughter's throat
Guldunya Toren 24 02004-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 26, 2004 Turkey Flag of Turkey.png Shot to death Brothers She had a child with her boyfriend before marriage Turkish single mother in 'honour killing'
Rofayda Qaoud 17 02003-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 27, 2003 Palestinian Authority area Flag of Palestinian Authority area.png Smothered with a plastic bag, slashed wrists and hit with a wooden stick Mother Raped by two elder brothers in their shared bedroom, she gave birth to a son Mother kills raped daughter to restore 'honor'
Cemse Allak (with unborn child) & Hila Acil 35 & 55 02002-Template:MONTH December 2002 Turkey Flag of Turkey.png Stoned to death (Allak remained semi-conscious with her skull crushed for 7 months. Unborn child died 6 weeks after attack) Allak's brother & 4 other relatives Alleged adultery, but Allak was most likely raped. Her brother said it made no difference either way 'Honor Killings' Defy Turkish Efforts to End Them
Samia Sarwar 28 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 6, 1999 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot to death Hitman hired by father, mother, & aunt Wanted to divorce her husband and eloped with another man Samia Sarwar
Nora Marzouk Ahmed 25 01997-Template:MONTH August 1997 Egypt Flag of Egypt.png Beheaded Father Eloped and married her boyfriend A matter of honour: Egyptian style
Masha'il bint Fahd Saud (Saudi Princess),
& Khaled Mulhallal al-Sha'er
19 01977-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 15, 1977 Saudi Arabia Flag of Saudi Arabia.png (Masha'il) shot 6 times in the head (Khaled) beheaded with 5 blows to the head Royal family and Saudi court Masha'il fell in love with Khaled, the nephew of the Saudi ambassador, while in Lebanon Masha'il bint Fahd al Saud

Honor Killings and Violence in Non-Muslim Nations[edit]

Name of Victim Age Date of Incidence Location Method of Killing or Violence Perpetrator Reason for Violence Read More
Not released (female) 17 02013-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 20, 2013 USA Flag of USA.png Burned, verbally & mentally abused Mother, father Refused to marry her cousin and talking to a boy online Child Abuse Charges for Hollywood Mother Who Burned Teen Daughter Over Arranged Marriage: Cops
Not released (female) 17 02013-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 5, 2013 Denmark Flag of Denmark.png Stripped, whipped & strangled with belt Father, mother, uncle & aunt Dating a Danish boy 17-year-old girl beaten by family members
Not released (female) 16 02013-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 24, 2013 Israel Flag of Israel.png Thrown down a well (dead) Father Family was opposed to the girl's romantic affair Police: Slain Bedouin teen likely victim of 'honor killing'
Nilofer Bibi 24 02012-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 7, 2012 India Flag of India.png Publicly beheaded with a sword Brother Dishonoring the family by running off with a lover Honour killing in Kolkata: Man beheads sister in public view, takes severed head to police station
Jithu Mohan 02012-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 13, 2012 India Flag of India.png Kidnapped & burned to death Girlfriend's relatives In a relationship with a Muslim girl (he's a Hindu) Hate Jihad in Kerala: Youth Set Ablaze, Succumbs to Burns
Not released (female) 02012-Template:MONTH May 2012 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png Lips cut off & eaten Husband Suspected she had insulted his honor by having an affair Professor ‘cut off his wife’s lips and ate them because he believed she had insulted his honour by having affair’
Not released (female) 19 02012-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 23, 2012 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png Stabbed 107 times (dead) Brother Dishonored family by fleeing from Iraq, where she had been forced to marry an older man who beat and raped her Teen in Sweden jailed eight years for honour killing
Saheer Hussain & Adeel Abriham 02012-Template:MONTH April 2012 United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Attempted hit & run Saheer's father Did not want his daughter to marry Abriham after making some inquiries about him Father tried to mow down his daughter after boyfriend proposed to her
Not released (female) 23 02012-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 25, 2012 France Flag of France.png Attacked with teargas, covered in petrol & almost set alight Father "Too emancipated" and had a Jewish boyfriend Father tries to set 23-year-old daughter alight
Not released (female) 14 02012-Template:MONTH February 2012 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png Beaten with a vacuum-cleaner, stomped on & kicked Brother Believed his sister's lifestyle violated the family's honor Copenhagen: Brother arrested for 'honor' beating sister
Aiya Farhan 19 02012-Template:MONTH February 2012 United States Flag of United States.png Beaten & tied to a bed Family Talking to a boy PD: 'Honor beating' now connected to entire family, parents and sibling arrested
Not released (female) 17 02011-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 24, 2011 Sri Lanka Flag of Sri Lanka.png Beaten to death Father In a relationship with a person belonging to another religion Muslim father beats daughter to death in Sri Lanka
Julian Gomez 24 02011-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 23, 2011 Spain Flag of Spain.png Stabbed 12 times with a screwdriver Father-in-law He's a non-Muslim (Christian) who married a Muslim women My father-in-law has to kill me to clean his honor because I am a Christian
Not released (male) 19 02011-Template:MONTH October 2011 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png Almost beaten to death with metal bars 6 men Allegedly to protect daughter/sister of being "kidnapped", most likely in a sexual relationship with her Six charged over 'honour' beating with metal rods
Aslam Parvez & family 53 02011-Template:MONTH August 2011 United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png House windows smashed, cars vandalized & death threats Muslim community Daughter dishonored the community by marrying a Christian Coventry Albino Muslim family terrorised by hate campaign
Shaher Bano Shahdady 21 02011-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 22, 2011 Canada Flag of Canada.png Strangled to death Husband (biological cousin) Rebelling against husbands repressive religious demands, and eventually wanting to leave him Deafening silence greets honour killing
Not released (female) 18 02012-Template:MONTH June 2012 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png Threatened, beaten & forced to strip in public Brother Left her fiancés because he beat her Sweden: Brother accused of beating, forcing sister to strip in 'honor crime'
Zahida & Husna 19
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26
02011-Template:MONTH May 2011 India Flag of India.png Strangled to death Mothers Both girls (not related) married Hindu men Mothers accused of honour killings
Jessica Mokdad 20 02011-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 30, 2011 United States Flag of United States.png Shot to death Stepfather Left her home and was not following Islam Coon Rapids man accused of killing stepdaughter in Michigan for leaving home, not following Islam
Shamima Akhtar 18 02011-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 1, 2011 United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Kidnapped, beaten, hair cut off & held against her will Sisters & brother Caught kissing a "white" man Sisters of Muslim teenager 'branded her a whore, kidnapped her and cut off her hair for kissing a white man'
Not released (female) 02011-Template:MONTH April 2011 Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png Stabbed 29 times (dead) Husband Suspicion of an extramarital affair He appears to have murdered his wife stabbing her 29 times
Not released (female) 18 02011-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 30, 2011 Israel Flag of Israel.png Shot Brother Posted pictures of herself on Facebook, posing with men and wearing revealing clothes Bedouin man shoots sister over Facebook pics
Not released (female) 21 02010-Template:MONTH November 2010 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png Stabbed 53 times (dead) Father Was leading an ‘indecent’ lifestyle ‘Honour killing’ dad faces 18 years in prison
Rehana Parveen 18 02010-Template:MONTH November 2010 India Flag of India.png Strangled to death Father (& possibly more family members) Would "bring a bad name to the family" if she married her Hindu boyfriend Muslim girl killed for love affair with Hindu
Assia Shahzad 40 02010-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 9, 2010 United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Hands cut off & stabbed to death 2 sons Separated from her husband for several years, she had begun seeing other men Son severs mum's hands in fatal 'honour' stabbing
Saira 19 02010-Template:MONTH July 2010 United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Stabbing which lead to her losing the baby she was carrying Unknown male Fled an arranged marriage (aged 17) after being sexually abused and degraded by husband in Pakistan Hooded knifemen told me to go back to my parents. I refused and he stabbed me
Afshan Azad (Harry Potter actress) 22 02010-Template:MONTH June 2010 United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Beaten & threatened with death Father & brother She was dating a non-Muslim (Hindu) Will Honor Killing Threats Keep Harry Potter Actress in Permanent Hiding?
Bahar Ebrahimi 19 02010-Template:MONTH June 2010 Canada Flag of Canada.png Stabbed in the neck Mother Did not adhere to her 'Afghan culture and Muslim religion' ‘It’s for your good. Let me finish’: Afghan-Canadian mother told police she stabbed her daughter with a kitchen knife
Swera 16 02010-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 10, 2010 Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png Axed to death Father Wanted to leave the family home permanently Father gets 17 years for killing daughter with axe
Mohd Shah Saemin 43 02010-Template:MONTH February 2010 Australia Flag of Australia.png Stabbed & bashed to death with a hammer Son & lover's husband Caused dishonor by having an affair (son says it's "unacceptable in Islam") 'Honour' killing abhorrent, says judge, as man convicted and son starts 18-year term
Marzieh Rahimi 33 02010 2010 Australia Flag of Australia.png Strangled to death with her own veil Husband Was becoming "too Australian" Refugee jailed for strangling 'too Australian' wife
Roohi Tabassum 44 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 24, 2009 Canada Flag of Canada.png Faces death if deported to Pakistan Husband She touched men's hair while working in a salon Don't dismiss honour killing claim: judge
Not released 34 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 19, 2009 Finland Flag of Finland.png Throat slit (dead) Ex-husband She left her husband Verdict expected today in the murder of a Pakistani woman
Isa M. Mehri 60 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 26, 2009 United States Flag of United States.png Beaten with a pipe then strangled to death with a rope Brother Made an insulting remark about his brother's wife Man charged in brother's death; 'Honor killing'; Slaying allegedly tied to insult made 23 years ago
Abdullah Mohammed & Aysha Mohammed 41
&
39
02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 21, 2009 United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png House fire, death by smoke inhalation No relation A bungled honour killing targeting the wrong home Innocent couple died 'after wrong house was fire-bombed in bungled honour killing'
Noor Faleh Almaleki 20 02009-Template:MONTH October 2009 United States Flag of United States.png Ran over by a car, died in hospital a few weeks later Father Was becoming too westernized No justice for Noor Almaleki
Sanaa Dafani 18 02009-Template:MONTH September 2009 Italy Flag of Italy.png Stabbed in the throat (dead) Father Father objected to her non-Muslim boyfriend, and her plans to live with him Italy: Slain Moroccan woman's memory 'honoured'
Not released 8 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 16, 2009 United States Flag of United States.png Abandoned (now in state custody) Mother & father Gang-raped by 4 boys aged 9 to 14 Oldest boy in assault of girl to be tried as adult
Rona Amir Mohammad, Zainab, Sahari, & Geeti Shafia 50, 19, 17,
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13
02009-Template:MONTH July 2009 Canada Flag of Canada.png Found in car driven off a canal Father, mother, & brother Girls were becoming westernized Pre-trial hearings conclude
Rifqa Bary 17 02009-Template:MONTH July 2009 United States Flag of United States.png Threatened with death Parents Converted to Christianity Rifqa Bary
Bürsa 15 02009-Template:MONTH June 2009 Germany Flag of Germany.png Stabbed to death Father Too westernized Turkish dad stabs his own 15-year-old daughter to death
Rashida Kirimova 21 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 8, 2009 Russia Flag of Russia.png Shot to death Killer hired by father She wore short skirts Muslim father orders daughter killed over short skirt
Gulsum S 20 02009-Template:MONTH March 2009 Germany Flag of Germany.png Strangled with clothes line & clubbed to death Brother Family found out about her sex life German police accuse Kurdish men of 'honour killing'
Aasiya Hassan 36 02009-Template:MONTH February 2009 United States Flag of United States.png Beheaded Husband She wanted a divorce The "Honor Killing" of Aasiya Hassan
Muruwet Tuncer 41 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 30, 2009 Canada Flag of Canada.png Throat slit (dead) Husband She left her husband Muruwet Tuncer
Jian 19 02009 2009 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png Beaten & threatened with death Family members Jian married a man of her own choice Gothenburg: Family on trial for honor related violence and threats
Mujde B 18 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 31, 2008 Germany Flag of Germany.png Stabbed 46 times, beaten with billiard cue & run over by car (dead) Husband She was too independent Muslim man sentenced to life in jail after killing his German-born wife because she was 'too independent'
Yasmine & Sabrina Cherif 22
&
19
02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 14, 2008 United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Beaten & hacked to death Yasmine's ex-boyfriend Breaking up with her boyfriend Man 'killed girlfriend and her sister in attack so brutal that knives broke'
Eman Al-Mezel 23 02008-Template:MONTH September 2008 Canada Flag of Canada.png Threatened with death Father Union boss jailed in 'honour' crime
Fauzia A. Mohammad 19 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 17, 2008 United States Flag of United States.png Chased & stabbed multiple times Brother She tried to move out of her family home Guilty plea in sister stabbing
Sandeela Kanwal 25 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 6, 2008 United States Flag of United States.png Strangled to death with a bungee cord Father She tried to end her arranged marriage An American Honor Killing
Banaz Bakir Fatah 36 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 2, 2008 Norway Flag of Norway.png Unknown (dead) Husband & son She separated from her husband A Kurdish woman murdered in Norway
Morsal O 16 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 15, 2008 Germany Flag of Germany.png Stabbed 20 times (dead) Brother She turned away from her family German-Afghan gets life for 'honour killing'
Randjida Khairi 53 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 18, 2008 Canada Flag of Canada.png Stabbed 5 times & throat slit open to the spine (dead) Husband Letting their children "live as Westerners" Mother paid price for standing up to husband, court hears
Amina & Sarah Said 18
&
17
02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 1, 2008 United States Flag of United States.png Shot to death Father Both girls were killed for having boyfriends Honor Killing in Texas
Aqsa Parvez 16 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 10, 2007 Canada Flag of Canada.png Strangled to death Father & brother Father did not approve of her western lifestyle Aqsa Parvez
Sadia Sheikh 20 02007-Template:MONTH October 2007 Belgium Flag of Belgium.png Shot to death Father, mother, brother & sister Refused to accept an arranged marriage and lived with a Belgian man Belgian ‘Honor Killing’ Trial Places Entire Family on Dock
Sariya Sheikh 18 02007-Template:MONTH October 2007 Belgium Flag of Belgium.png Shot in the arm Brother Unknown Belgian ‘Honor Killing’ Trial Places Entire Family on Dock
Hamda Abu Ghanem 19 02007-Template:MONTH July 2007 Israel Flag of Israel.png Shot to death Family Killed for speaking to a man in secret `Honor' killings norm for one clan
Sezen Yuksel 19 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 26, 2006 France Flag of France.png Strangled to death Husband She refused to accept her marriage Forced marriage kills!
Khatera sidiqi & Feroz Mangal 20
&
23
02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 19, 2006 Canada Flag of Canada.png Both were shot, Khatera died immediately and Feroz died 10 days later Khatera's brother Khatera moved in with Feroz's family before their wedding and refused to have her estranged father involved in the wedding plans Brother gets life in honour killing
Hina Saleem 20 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 11, 2006 Italy Flag of Italy.png Throat slit (dead) Father & 2 male relatives 'Dishonoured' family by dressing in western clothes, working in a pizzeria, living with an Italian boyfriend and refusing an arranged marriage Pakistanis in Italy murder trial
Samaira Nazir 25 02006-Template:MONTH June 2006 United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Throat cut & stabbed to death Family She wanted to marry a man of her own choice Sister is stabbed to death for loving the wrong man
Miriam Abu-Dahal 24 02006-Template:MONTH May 2006 Israel Flag of Israel.png Stabbed 29 times (dead) Brother Shaming the family by raising her daughter in an "improper" manner Ramle: 'Honor killing' caught on tape
Alisha Begum 6 02006-Template:MONTH March 2006 United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Burnt to death 3 men Older brother was having a relationship with the sister of one of the perpetrators International warrant to bring Mohammed Foaz Ahmed back to Birmingham
Banaz Mahmod 20 02006-Template:MONTH January 2006 United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Strangled to death Father & uncle She had a boyfriend Honour killing' handling probed
Caneze, Sayrah, Sophia, Alicia, & Hannah 39,
16,
13,
10,
&
3
02006 2006 United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png House fire (dead) Father (Caneze's husband) He was unable to accept their westernized ways Five years on: Fire deaths still haunt girls’ grandma
El-Medhi Bellari 38 02005-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 24, 2005 Canada Flag of Canada.png Stabbed to death Brother He was a "bad Muslim" Killed his own brother: 'He was a believer in Satan,'
Ghazala Khan 18 02005-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 23, 2005 Denmark Flag of Denmark.png Shot to death Brother, father, aunt, 3 uncles, & 3 friends of family Family opposed her choice of husband Jail for Denmark 'honour' killing
Emal Khan 02005-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 23, 2005 Denmark Flag of Denmark.png Shot twice 6 in-laws & 3 friends of in-laws Wife's family opposed her choice of husband Jail for Denmark 'honour' killing
Gonul Karabey 20 02005-Template:MONTH June 2005 Germany Flag of Germany.png Shot to death Brother Brother did not approve of her engegament Gonul Karabey's murderer gets life sentence
Hatun Aynur Surucu 02005-Template:MONTH February 2005 Germany Flag of Germany.png Shot to death Brother Family disapproved of her lifestyle A Matter of Honor, Your Honor?
Abbas Rezai 20 02005 2005 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png Beaten with a baseball bat & iron rod, scalded with hot oil, and stabbed to death 17 year old male & possibly his parents Dating the killer's sister/daughter New arrests as high court reviews 'honour' killing
Shalifea Ahmed 17 02003-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 11, 2003 United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Possibly strangled to death, then dismembered Parents & 5 relatives suspected Was becoming too westernized and refused arranged marriage Muslim girl found dead in river 'beaten by parents'
Anoosh Sediq Ghulam 22 02002-Template:MONTH May 2002 Norway Flag of Norway.png Shot to death ex-Husband She divorced her husband Anooshe Sediq Ghulam
Fadime Sahindal 26 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 21, 2002 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png Shot in the head Father Opposed to an arranged marriage, and making the "shame" of her family public Fadime Sahindal
Tulay Goren 15 01999-Template:MONTH January 1999 United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Drugged, tortured, then killed Father Did not approve of her older boyfriend who belonged to a different Islamic sect Honour killing: father convicted of murder of Tulay Goren
Palestina Isa 16 01989-Template:MONTH November 1989 United States Flag of United States.png Stabbed with a butcher knife 13 times (dead) Mother & father She had a part-time job without her parents' permission, and dated an African American Tina Isa America's Honor Killing

Honor Related Violence or Danger to life in Muslim Majority Nations[edit]

Name of Victim Age Date of Incidence Location Danger Responsible Parties Explanation Read More
Nasir Shah (Male) 22 02013-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 9, 2013 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Beaten, lips & nose cut 3 men His father had been accused by a family in the neighbourhood of helping their daughter marry a man they had not approved of "‘Honour’ crime: Youth kidnapped, mutilated, beaten up, abandoned"
Not released (female) 02012-Template:MONTH March 2012 Egypt Flag of Egypt.png Attempted drowning Family Divorced her abusive elderly husband who she was pressured into marrying Woman thrown into Egypt’s Nile over divorce, highlights honor violence
Maryam 16 02011-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 16, 2011 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Kidnapped & threatened with death Muslim family (no relation) Her Christian brother dishonored a Muslim family by eloping with a Muslim women Pakistani Muslims Kidnap Christian Girl Over Brother's 'Affair'
Not released (female) 26 02010-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 19, 2010 Jordan Flag of Jordan.png Shot in the legs Brother Family discovered she was in a relationship with a man Police question 32-year-old in connection with shooting incident
Saira Jatoi 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 3, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Declared karo-kari Family She married someone of her own choice SHC disposes of Saira Jatoi case: Couple get asylum in Switzerland
Fazeelat Bibi 21 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 28, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Nose & ears cut off Two cousins and three men Father spurned one of the cousins marriage proposal ‘Eye for an Eye’ Judgment Hailed, Denounced
Humera Memon & Rashid Ali 20's 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 12, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Declared karo-kari and held captive Village elders They got married Police save lives of ‘karo, kari’
Sakina 36 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 27, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Her safety is threatened Father & brothers Sakina wants to remarry When a woman’s right becomes a ‘sin’
Basheeran & her family 20's 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 20, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png All are threatened with death Husband Husband accused her of karo-kari with her uncle Ghotki woman running for her life after being declared ‘Kari’ by husband
Asia Mamdani 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 6, 2009 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Nose cut off Husband Accused of having illicit relations Husband chops off wife’s nose on alleged infidelity
Maryam 14 02009-Template:MONTH January 2009 Afghanistan Flag of Afghanistan.png Cut open, fetus taken out & buried alive Mother and brother Getting pregnant after being raped 14-Year-Old Afghan Girl Butchered in the Name of Honour
Bibi Aisha 19 02009 2009 Afghanistan Flag of Afghanistan.png Nose & ears cut off Husband Ran away from her husband 'Shaming' her in-laws costs 19 year old her nose, ears
Riffat Nadeem 32 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 6, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Set on fire Sisters in-law Husband wanted another wife Victim fights for life and for justice after honour attack
Dr. Ali Naich & Aaisha Dharejo 02008-Template:MONTH November 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Declared karo-kari Jirga court Married of their own will Jirga affirms couple karo kari
Sabrina 02008-Template:MONTH November 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot Brother Married someone of her choice Girl shot, injured for ‘honour’
Ms. Naheed Lashari 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 5, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Declared a kari Jirga court False allegations were leveled against her Police recuperate 'kari' after late-night assaults
Fida & Haseena Mirali 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 26, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Declared karo-kari & their lives are in danger Both families They married of their own choice Newly-weds shifted to Karachi amongst tight defense
Saima Khanum 20's 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 3, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Acid thrown on her body Male teacher & neighbor Saima rejected his marriage proposal Saima Khanum
Hina Teen 02008-Template:MONTH September 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Forcibly confined to house Father Hina married without her parents consent LHC sends married teenager back to Darul Aman
Farzana Aarfani 02008-Template:MONTH September 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Threatened with death Jirga Male members use her as an escape-goat in murder, Jirga orders her to marry man Jirga pronounces a woman as Kari
Ms. Zainab & Mr. Mohammad Ibrahim 22
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02008-Template:MONTH June 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Threatened with death Zainab's tribe Married against the wishes of Zainab's father PAKISTAN: Threat of Death of Young Couple in the Name of Honour Killing
Mohammad Riaz & Husn Banu 30's 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 4, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Threatened with death Family members Married without their families permission Couple living in hiding for 5 years in fear of their families
Not released ("young girl") 02008-Template:MONTH May 2008 Iran Flag of Iran.png Beaten and buried alive Father She was addicted to drugs A father killed his daughter in Isfahan- Another father buried his daughter alive in Tehran
Nadia Bibi 18 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 27, 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png May face honor killing Family Married a man she loved ‘Honour’ killing Stalking girl?
Ameena 22 02008-Template:MONTH January 2008 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Disfigured & blinded from acid attack Husband Husband accused her of having illicit relations with another man Ameena
Not released (female) Teen 02008 2008 Iraq Flag of Iraq.png Doused with boiling water & shot in the eye Father Suspected she was having sex. Medical examinations showed she was a virgin ‘Honor killings’ require tougher laws, say Iraqi women
Abdul Rehman Brohi & Yasmin Kamboh 30
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02007-Template:MONTH May 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Yasmin was in danger of being killed on the pretext of karo-kari. The couple were also arrested Yasmin's parents The couple eloped Eloping couple arrested
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02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 28, 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Girls demanded as penalty for karo kari. Family also threatened for not give up the girls Jirga court Uncle blamed for karo-kari Little girls demanded as penalty for karo kari
Shazia Samoon & Qurban Samoon 02007-Template:MONTH February 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Harassed & fear for their lives Family members Married against the wishes of her family A bloody day in Pakistan
Iqbal, Yasin & mother 02007-Template:MONTH January 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Iqbal & Yasin: nose & ears cut off. Mother: hand cut off 22 members of a rival clan Iqbal married a girl from a rival clan In the name of honour: Pak couple burnt alive
Bushra 17 02007 2007 Syria Flag of Syria.png Escaped from being murdered Family She did not want to marry her cousin Honour crime fear of Syria women
Irshad Bibi 20's 02007 2007 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Acid thrown on face Husband Irshad asked her husband to visit her parents Acid victim’s kin rub salt into her wound
Sakina 20 02006-Template:MONTH December 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Beaten Relatives Escaped her 'pre-marital isolation room' Girl beaten, man killed, woman shot
Manthar 02006-Template:MONTH November 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Shot with an automatic rifle Relatives Seeing his three sisters and sister-in-law shot to death, he attempted to fight the perpetrators PAKISTAN: Four women allegedly murdered and one man injured by relatives on the pretext of honor killing
Yasmeen & her mother Dildaar Begam 16 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October -1, 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Both assaulted Yasmeen's husband Yasmeen left her husband When a man's might is his right
Musarrat 21 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 10, 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Musarrat faces dire consequences if she continues to pursue rape charges Not related Raped because she left home, marrying a man of her choice, bringing shame to her parents Frail woman challenges rapist Chaudhry
Bebi 15 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 15, 2006 Afghanistan Flag of Afghanistan.png Fears for her life Husband Ran away from her husband Afghanistan: Honour killings on the rise
Huma Aamin 02006-Template:MONTH August 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Plot against her life Husband & accomplices Huma deserted her husband Four held for allegedly plotting to kill girl
Zarina & her family 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 17, 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Illegal Jirga orders Zarina to pay her ex-husband Rs 100,000 Ex-Husband Ex-Husband threatening them if they do not pay the fine Woman seeks protection
Asya (Maria) Ahmad Muhammad & her family 14 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 9, 2006 Turkey Flag of Turkey.png Beaten and threatened with death Relatives Her family's conversion to Christianity Murder victim planned "honour" killing
Tugba Tunc 19 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 5, 2006 Turkey Flag of Turkey.png Shot with a shotgun & fell into coma for 2 weeks Relatives Refused to marry her cousin 19 year old Kurdish girl shot in Turkey
Ayesha Baloch 18 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 21, 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Nose & lip slit Husband, father in-law, & brother in-law Separated from her husband Man slits estranged wife’s nose and lip
Pervaizan & Juman 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 30, 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Condemned as karo-kari Pervaizan's father Married of their own freewill Court protects couple condemned karo-kari
Aisha Parveen 20 02006-Template:MONTH January 2006 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.png Threatened with death Brothel owner & parents Aisha was kidnapped into prostitution at age fourteen and escaped in January Woman battling slavery wins another week
Sanaa Awadkareem 17 02005 2005 Sudan Flag of Sudan.png Face disfigured by acid Husband Sanaa left her husband Sanaa Awadkareem : Our collective tragedy

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See Also[edit]

  • Persecution - A hub page that leads to other articles related to Persecution''
  • Honor Violence - A hub page that leads to other articles related to Honor Violence