Honour Killings To Be Reviewed

Police are re-examining more than 100 murders in England and Wales they suspect could be so-called honour killings. Many of the female victims were from South Asian communities. Detectives are not reopening the cases but hope to learn more about the scale and nature of the phenomenon. As well as South Asian communities, some of the victims came from Arabic or eastern European backgrounds. Motives for the murders often included relationships which the families felt brought them dishonour. Police say some of the murders were carried out by contract killers hired by the families. They also believe that so-called bounty hunters were involved — people, including women, who make a business out of tracking down victims — via Die Puny Humans

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