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Pakistan: Fear for safety for Bakhtwar (18)

, Index number: ASA 33/008/2000

The family of Bakhtwar, an 18-year-old woman who married without her parents' consent, are holding her prisoner and have forced her to divorce. Amnesty International fears that they may kill her to avenge the perceived slight to their honour. Scores of women are killed every year in Pakistan in such "honour killings".

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