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Pakistani women murdered after leaked video circulates online

May 18, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Two women in Pakistan have been murdered in a so-called "honor killing" after a video showing them kissing a man circulated online.

Hong Kong (CNN)Two women in Pakistan have been murdered in a so-called "honor killing" after a video showing them kissing a man circulated online.

The leaked mobile phone video, in which the women appeared is a year old, but surfaced on social media this month, sparking the family's ire and decision to kill the women, said Khan.

The tribal areas in North and South Waziristan, which borders Afghanistan, are deeply conservative and known for their strict "honor code. " Women are often not allowed out of the house unaccompanied, and a family's social standing is measured by her obedience to family demands, according to Amnesty International.

In a statement, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said that many people who had condemned the Waziristan murders on social media had been "threatened or ridiculed," and called on the authorities to "make it clear to all that it will not tolerate any support for this heinous practice. "

Honor killings in Pakistan

There are an estimated 1,000 honor killings each year in Pakistan, according to a 2019 report by Human Rights Watch.

While honor killings in Pakistan now carry a life sentence, they remain common in Pakistan's remote tribal areas -- and the majority are against women perceived to have brought shame on their families.

The passage of the 2016 bill has not made honor crimes go away in Pakistan, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said in a statement on Monday that condemned the latest murders.

"Antiquated -- and lethal -- notions that 'honor' resides in women's bodies and actions still prevail across Pakistan, and it will take far more than laws to effect a change when perpetrators of 'honor' crimes continue to act with impunity," the HRCP said.

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