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Suspected Honor Killing Arrests

Published onsdag 23 november 2005 kl 11.37

Swedish prosecutors have requested that a couple from Afghanistan and their two teenage children be remanded in custody on suspicion of murdering a man who wanted to marry their daughter, in what is believed to be an honor killing.

According to media reports, the 16-year-old girl was secretly engaged to a 20-year-old student, also of Afghan origin, but her family had wanted her to marry a cousin living in Denmark.

She reportedly ran away from home when she learned of her parents’ wedding plans for her, but after a month the couple was lured back to Sweden last week with promises that they would be permitted to marry.

The boyfriend was found stabbed to death in the family home last Friday.

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