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Aug 15, 2017
Jawzjan woman killed by brother 10 years after elopement

Aug 15, 2017 - 14:11

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A young woman has been killed by her brother, who managed to flee after the incident in Shiberghan, the capital of northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said.

Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, the governor’s spokesman, said the 25 years old woman had eloped from her home in Qosh Tepa district to the provincial capital 10 years ago.

He said the woman had since been living with her husband. She was strangulated to death by her brother on Monday night when the woman’s husband was out of home.

The murderer managed to flee after the incident, Ghafoori said, adding the woman was a mother of four children.

Maghfirat Samimi, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) head for Jawzjan, Sar-i-Pul and Faryab provinces, said some families imposed restrictions on their daughters and forced them to elope.

About the killing of the woman, she said: “This incident would not have happened if the woman’s family had not imposed restrictions on her and listened to her legitimate demands.”

She asked security and judicial organs to take decisive steps for the punishment of the perpetrators of such incidents.

At least nine women have been killed while one committed suicide in Jawzjan since the beginning of current solar year.


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