Syrian Woman Strangled in Koura 'Honor Killing'

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The Internal Security Forces said Friday that two Syrian teenagers have killed their sister in what the state-run National News Agency described as a crime of honor.

The ISF Intelligence Branch found the body of 24-year-old Diala T. near a school in the town of Deddeh in the northern Koura district, NNA said.

The police investigation led to the arrest of her brothers N.T. and Aa.T., who admitted to strangling her in an honor killing, the agency said.

The two men were arrested and handed over to the Dahr al-Ain police station for further investigation, it added.

But according to an ISF communique, the 16-year-old and 13-year-old brothers said they killed their sister “for family reasons.”

Every year thousands of women are killed for notions of family honor worldwide, mainly in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

In 2011, the Lebanese parliament approved a draft-law to cancel article 562 of the penal code that calls for limited punishments for honor killings.

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Comments 11
Missing .karim 13 June 2014, 10:12

Crime of honor or crime of dishonor, they committed murder. Lock them up for 90 years. This is not Saudi Arabia.

Missing cedaris 13 June 2014, 10:22

Nor Iran.

Missing un520 13 June 2014, 10:14

RIP, poor woman. Whoever gave these boys the right to judge and to execute their own sister? I prey that these boys will spend the rest of their "honerable" lives in prison.

Missing un520 13 June 2014, 10:14

RIP, poor woman. Whoever gave these boys the right to judge and to execute their own sister? I prey that these boys will spend the rest of their "honerable" lives in prison.

Thumb cedre 13 June 2014, 14:50

16 and 13 years old ?

Missing peace 13 June 2014, 16:05

how long before you say something intelligent?

Missing peace 13 June 2014, 17:36

sure i do not see any ounce of intelligence in your comments... they are irrelevant as you on this earth....

Thumb music66 13 June 2014, 16:39

Ttfeh, Disgusted, absolutely what proof did they have to hurt and kill their older sister. ???? And Why is the Lebanese parliament not drafting a law that imprisons all males be it relative or not for such horrible crimes.

Thumb music66 13 June 2014, 16:41

Madness what is happening to the world., MY goodness , Its happening in India, Malaysia, syria Lebanon, When will it end. very sickening. may she and others like her Rest in peace.

Thumb cedre 13 June 2014, 19:11

do u know that the pictures of the woman that syrian news claimed was to bea nikah jihadist was actually an iranian porn actress ?

Missing bigjohn 13 June 2014, 19:47

Gabby, I do not like religions, but if you ONLY condemn one religion it makes you a bigot. Honor killings are a form of domestic violence. In the west, violence against women are worst than here. Also, date rapes are very common and condoned in their society.