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Five Women Buried Alive For Tradition

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A Pakistani lawyer justified honor killings of five Baluch tribal women, because they wanted to select their own husbands, as acceptable. He told the Pakistani Parliament to quit making a fuss of it.

These are centuries-old traditions, and I will continue to defend them,” Israr Ullah Zehri, who represents Baluchistan province, told The Associated Press Saturday.

“Only those who indulge in immoral acts should be afraid.”

The women, three of whom were teenagers, were first shot and then thrown into a ditch. They were still breathing as mud was shoveled over their bodies, according to media reports, which said their only “crime” was that they wished to marry men of their own choosing.

Human rights groups have accused the Jaffrabad district in Pakistan of trying to keep the heinous crimes a secret.

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Written by smalltalkwitht

September 1, 2008 at 10:17 pm

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