Sunday, July 29, 2007

Woman raped before "honor killing"

Ho can honor make you rape and kill your own children :'(

LONDON (Reuters) - A Kurdish woman was brutally raped, stamped on and strangled by members of her family and their friends in an "honor killing" carried out at her London home because she had fallen in love with the wrong man.

Banaz Mahmod, 20, was subjected to the 2-1/2 hour ordeal before she was garroted with a bootlace. Her body was stuffed into a suitcase and taken about 100 miles to Birmingham where it was buried in the back garden of a house.

Her badly decomposed body was found in April 2006, three months after the killing.

Last month a jury found her father Mahmod Mahmod, 52, and his brother Ari Mahmod, 51, guilty of murder after a three-month trial. Their associate Mohamad Hama, 30, had earlier admitted killing her.

On Thursday at a pre-sentence hearing for Hama, the Old Bailey heard details about Banaz's last moments.

Prosecutors said the three convicted men, along with two other suspects who are still at large, had carried out the killing fearing that the authorities were closing in on them.

They believed Banaz had brought shame on the family by leaving her husband, an Iraqi Kurd she had been forced to marry at 17, and falling in love with Rahmat Suleimani, an Iranian Kurd.

Her former unnamed partner had raped her as well as repeatedly beating her, the court heard.

Hama, who prosecutors said had been a ringleader in the murder, was caught by listening devices talking to a friend in prison about the murder.

In the recordings, transcripts of which were relayed to the court, Hama and his friend are hearing laughing as he described how she was killed with Banaz's uncle "supervising"
"I was kicking and stamping on her neck to get the soul out. I saw her stark naked, only wearing pants or underwear," Hama is recorded as saying.

His lawyers say there is no evidence to support the prosecution's claims.

The decision to kill her came after a meeting on January 23 -- the day before she was murdered -- when the family decided to take action before the police could foil their attempts, said prosecutor Victor Temple.

Hama is due to be sentenced on Friday with Mahmod Mahmod and his brother, Ari.

What kind of honor is this? Is this is what honorable people do nowadays? How can we divert the meaning of honor and pride to explain these horrible acts? I am so sick and tired of ignorance and oppression. When we father a girl, it does not mean she is a slave who obeys orders! Slavery is abolished. Our children are human beings, free and responsible of their acts. We don't own them. We are just the mean by which they come to this miserable life!!!


ancien combattant said...

Sans oublier qu'il s'agit avant tout d'un CRIME ! çad un MEURTRE, un être humain qui TUE son prochain. C'est terrible ! Savoir que l'ignorance maintient des croyances séculaires abominables qu'aucune morale humaine ne peut accepter est révoltant !

Anonymous said...

quand est-ce qu'ils rétabliront la peine de mort pour stopper ces hémoragies?
je ne suis peut-être pas favorable au concept mais dans ces cas là, c'est la seule solution pour dissuader les fautifs.

Massir said...

Ces criminels seront au moins punis parce qu'ils sont en Angleterre.

Des milliers s'en sortent indemnes!!!!

Anonymous said...

Rise up now to the wisdom of Adolf Hitler and start slaughtering the Islamic bastards.