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Pakistan Should Not Again Fail ‘Honor Killing’ Victim

Expand Members of civil society protest against a recent "honor" killing in Islamabad, Pakistan on May 29, 2014. © 2014 Reuters In July 2016, 26-year-old Qandeel Baloch was strangled to death by her brother, who said he killed her because she “brought dishonor” to their family and tribe through her flamboyant online videos and statements. Qandeel’s case received broad attention because of her celebrity. But Pakistani rights activists estimate that there are about 1,000 “honor killings” in Pakistan every year. Convictions are rare for many reasons, yet critical is a loophole that allowed the…

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