Man Clubs Sister to Death With Chair Leg In Honor Killing
A Pakistani man clubbed his sister to death with a chair leg in an apparent honor killing.
The Daily Times reported:
A man clubbed his sister to death on Saturday over honour in Johar Town. Township police station duty officer Muhammad Arshad said Haleema, a resident of Johar Town had an affair with a neighbour. He said her brother, Muhammad Ashraf, had forced her to bring an end to her relationship, but she refused. On Saturday when Ashraf returned home, he found Haleema talking with the neighbour on the phone. Ashraf got furious and bludgeoned her with the leg of a wooden chair. She was rushed to Jinnah Hospital where doctors pronounced her dead.
More… The Washington Times wrote an amazing piece today on honor crimes committed against women in Pakistan.
Here is the video that was posted with the piece:
And, here is what one woman is doing to help the victims:
In 2003, Masarrat Misbah, inspired by a visit from a girl injured in an attack, decided to find a way to help.
Ms. Misbah, the owner of a chain of beauty salons across Pakistan called Depilex, sat working at her desk late one evening when a girl approached and asked if Ms. Misbah could fix her face.
Ms. Misbah looked up and couldn’t believe what she saw: The girl’s face was completely disfigured by acid. There was no way, Ms. Misbah knew, she could refuse to help.
When news got out that she was helping the girl, three more came to her.
“If I can help one, I can help three more,” she recalled thinking.
Ms. Misbah teamed up with Smileagain, an Italian charity, to create the Depilex Smileagain Foundation.
The foundation provides reconstructive surgery by a team of Italian doctors that visits Pakistan four times a year to operate on women left disfigured by acid attacks or badly burned by kerosene poured over their bodies and set ablaze.
Ms. Misbah never would have believed that so many women were victims of this kind of crime. She quickly learned otherwise: 42 women showed up at her salon when she first advertised the foundation.
Today, Ms. Misbah has 240 girls and women awaiting surgery, and in each case all the burns were intentional.
Hat Tip Banafsheh Zand Bonazzi