JohnRgt

Honor attack numbers revealed by UK police forces

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I went looking for more info on a recent court ruling on a London couple that killed their daughter because she refused an arranged marriage, and found this broader piece (they were found guilty of murder,btw):

A freedom of information request by the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation (Ikwro) revealed that nearly 500 of these were in London.
Among the 12 forces also able to provide figures from 2009, there was an overall 47% rise in such incidents.
A quarter of police forces in the UK were unable or unwilling to provide data and communities have often been reluctant to talk about the crime, Ikwro said.
She told the BBC: "The perpetrators will be even considered as a hero within the community because he is the one defending the family and community's honour and reputation."
A Home Office spokesman said: "We are determined to end honour violence and recognise the need for greater consistency on the ground to stop this indefensible practice.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16014368

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