Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Afghan Couple Eloping Shot Dead By Family

And because families would rather see their children dead than happily married to someone they did not chose- we have the following story from northern Afghanistan:

A 20-year-old girl and her boyfriend (age unknown) were honor killed by her family as they tried to escape by car. They were trying to elope.

"While they were fleeing, suddenly their car crashed and locals arrested them. People wanted to stone them on the spot but some elders disagreed," the provincial head of women's affairs, Khadija Yaqeen, told Reuters on Monday.
"The next day they decided and shot both of them dead in public. Our findings show that the woman's father had ordered to shoot both man and woman."

According to RFE/RL the local elders gave the order to kill the young lovers.

Other Source: Afghanistan Times.

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