Iraq: Stop “honour killings” in Iraq

Index Number: MDE 14/031/2007

A 17-year-old girl was publicly stoned to death for an “honour crime” in the town of Bashika, near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, on 7 April 2007. Du’a Khalil Aswad, from the village of Bahzan was a member of the minority non-Muslim Yezidi community in Iraq and had been involved in a relationship with a Muslim boy. She had been missing from her home for one night

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