Honor killings

FILE - In this March 9, 2012, file photo, activists spray paint graffiti that reads in Arabic, "Egypt has women," during a campaign supporting Egyptian women's rights in Cairo, Egypt. The prosecution of a 15-year-old girl who killed a bus driver after he allegedly tried to rape her in July 2019, has reignited debate over the treatment of women in Egypt's legal system, including blaming female victims of sexual violence and the practice of administering virginity tests. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)
September 14, 2019 - 9:17 am
CAIRO (AP) — The prosecution of a 15-year-old girl who killed a bus driver after he allegedly tried to rape her has reignited debate over the treatment of women in Egypt's legal system, including the practice of virginity tests and blaming victims of sexual violence. In July, the teenager made...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Franklin is still getting R.E.S.P.E.C.T. after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, April 15, 2019, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930. Franklin, 76, died at her home in Detroit on Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Shea Walsh, File)
April 15, 2019 - 3:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930. The Pulitzer board said the award...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, Jordanian immigrant Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan sits in court in Houston. Jurors on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, sentenced Irsan to death for the 2012 fatal shootings of his son-in-law and daughter's best friend in what prosecutors described as "honor killings." (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
August 14, 2018 - 6:35 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Jordanian immigrant was sentenced to death on Tuesday after being convicted in what Texas prosecutors described as the honor killings of his daughter's American husband and her friend who was an Iranian women's rights activist. Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan was found guilty of capital...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, Jordanian immigrant Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan sits in court in Houston. Irsan was convicted Thursday, July 26, 2018, for two slayings described by prosecutors as "honor killings." They say Irsan was enraged when his daughter left home and converted to Christianity, so he orchestrated the killings of his son-in-law and his daughter's friend who had encouraged the marriage. Sentencing will begin Friday, July 27, 2018, and Irsan faces life in prison or the death penalty. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
July 27, 2018 - 9:31 am
HOUSTON (AP) — A Jordanian immigrant could face the death penalty after a Texas jury convicted him of killing his daughter's American husband and an Iranian women's rights activist in what prosecutors described as "honor killings." Prosecutors say Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan was enraged when Nesreen...
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A Pakistani acid attack victim, center, takes part in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
March 08, 2018 - 7:36 pm
The Latest on International Women's Day: "Black Panther" star Danai Gurira says the hit movie is showing the world that women and men "can work shoulder to shoulder" and their abilities "are equally valued in a society." Gurira spoke at an event marking International Women's Day on Thursday at U.N...
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Thousands of demonstrators protest male violence against women and demanding an equality labour opportunities at the Paseo Sarasate Promenade, during the female general strike to commemorate International Women's Day, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
March 08, 2018 - 11:00 am
MADRID (AP) — Women across Europe and Asia shouted their demands for equality, respect and empowerment Thursday to mark International Women's Day, with protesters in Spain launching a 24-hour strike and crowds of demonstrators filling the streets of Manila, Seoul and New Delhi. Spanish women were...
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In this Aug. 18, 2017, a Pakistani boy, center, who said he was raped by a religious cleric, stands before villagers in Vehari, Pakistan. Naeema Kishwar, a federal lawmaker, said that laws exist to tackle sexual abuse of minors, not only in madrassas but in public schools, at home and among the army of child workers who are employed in homes as domestic workers and in factories. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
December 16, 2017 - 1:24 am
It began with sweets and pocket money when he was 10 years old — special attention from the religious cleric who ran the Pakistani madrassa, or Islamic school, the boy attended. And it escalated to rape and months of sexual abuse, the now 28-year-old young man says. "I feel rage now when I think...
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November 24, 2017 - 9:28 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — A recent U.S. appellate court ruling offers a window on "honor killings," an ancient practice across the globe that calls for defending family reputation by slaying female relatives who violate traditional taboos. Three 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges blocked U.S. removal...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, Pakistani Muslim cleric Mufti Abdul Qawi, center, arrives to a court in Multan, Pakistan. On Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, a Pakistani court has ordered Qawi to jail until his next court hearing over his possible involvement in the 2016 murder of a social media model. (AP Photo/Iram Asim, File)
November 14, 2017 - 6:49 am
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A defense lawyer says a Pakistani court has granted bail to a Muslim cleric who was arrested for his alleged involvement in the 2016 murder of social media model Qandeel Baloch. Khurram Babar said Judge Amir Khan on Tuesday ordered the release because police had implicated...
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In this Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 photo, Aasia Bibi and her boyfriend, Shahid Lashari, are presented to journalists, at police station in Muzaffargarh in Pakistan. Pakistani police said Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, that they arrested a woman for allegedly plotting with Bibi, her newly married niece, to poison the 21-year-old woman's husband with tainted milk that would eventually kill him and 17 other relatives in a remote village. (AP Photo/Iram Asim)
November 08, 2017 - 11:16 am
BASTI LASHARI, Pakistan (AP) — Aasia Bibi had warned her parents time and again that if they forced her to marry her cousin, a man she disliked, she would be capable of going to any length to exit the union. She was already in a relationship, she said, and should be allowed to marry the man of her...
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