Honour Killing Archives - KHRN

October 5, 2021

Father burns, kills daughter in Iran’s western Sanandaj

A man has set his 22-year-old daughter, Faezeh Maleki, on fire and killed her in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, on 3 October. A source that spoke to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) said the young woman’s father poured gasoline on her body and burnt her. The young woman was immediately taken to Kowsar Hospital in Sanandaj. Reportedly, over 85% of her body was burnt. She lost her...

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February 5, 2021

Another woman victim of “honour-killing” in Iran

A woman has been murdered in an “honour killing” by two men of her family in Gangachin, a village of Orumiye in West Azerbaijan Province, western Iran, on 3 February, information taken from an oral source of the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).Ashraf Nik Khouei, the victim of the “honour-killing” was 32-year-old and the mother of three, said the source. “She was forced to...

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January 29, 2021

Young woman murdered by family in alleged ‘honour killing’

Sonya Dehghan, a young woman, has been murdered by her family in an alleged “honour killing” in Sardasht, in western Iran, on 13 January.A source in Sardasht told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that “The 24-year- old Sonia Dehghan, who had recently separated from her second husband, was living with her 6- year-old son in the old house of her grandparents in Sardasht....

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October 1, 2019

Kurdish Iranian Refugee Killed by Husband in Turkey

An Iranian Kurdish refugee was killed by her Kurdish husband on “the pretext of defending his honor,” a source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). According to the source, the family has been seeking asylum in Turkey for about a year. The woman, who was stabbed with a knife multiple times in a southern Istanbul city, was a 26-years-old woman and her husband is 36. The...

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August 25, 2017

Iran: Brother Murders Sister in ‘honour killing’ in Saqez

In the past week, the body of a middle-aged woman murdered by her own brother in an honour killing was found by the villagers near the village of Bobaktan of Saqez. According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network, the dead body was identified as a 45-year-old woman called "Korteh" residing in Bobaktan village of Saqez. She was murdered by her brother in honour killing....

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