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    Mass demonstration against ‘honour’ killings in Iran


    by Rumbold on 19th August, 2008 at 11:21 pm    

    Over 2000 people demonstrated in Iran against ‘honour’ killings, after a man killed his daughter for seeking a divorce from a marriage which she had been forced into with her uncle.

    More pictures here.



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    6 Comments below   |  

    1. MixTogether — on 20th August, 2008 at 12:15 am  

      This is excellent.

      It’s excellent that this demo was held, and excellent that PP is picking up this kind of news from its network- will we see this on the MSM?

      The tide is turning around the globe, but only slowly…

      Legally speaking, the UK is leading the world on this issue, and we should be making more of it. Stronger ties with organisations that organise this kind of demo- and info on how to fund them- would be welcome. Creating a specific offence of forced marriage would send a message around the world that THAT PRACTICE is specifically being stamped out, not just its component parts.

      For sure, the news of such a move would be well received among the ladies in that picture, and all their colleagues.

    2. hass — on 20th August, 2008 at 2:36 am  

      For your info, this incident happened in Iran’s Kurdish region, and “honor killings” are not accepted in Iran in general.

    3. Galloise Blonde — on 20th August, 2008 at 8:21 am  

      Everyone be warned about picture 25, it’s upsetting. If you are sensitive stop before then.

      hass: the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation has many Iranian women, who are not Kurdish, under protection for ‘honour’ killing and forced marriage. In Turkey, Turks often try to make ‘honour’ killing a Kurdish issue to clear themselves of the responsibility.

      Rumbold himself attended our last conference and saw survivors of ‘honour’ crime speaking out: the third of these was an Iranian teenager so he can witness that ‘honour’ killings are not confined to the oppressed Kurdish minority.

    4. The Common Humanist — on 20th August, 2008 at 12:09 pm  

      How long before the ‘anti-imperialists’ turn up to criticise PP for bringing this to light and accusing
      PP of being an Israeli tool?????

    5. The Common Humanist — on 20th August, 2008 at 12:13 pm  

      And thankyou to PP for running this story and kudos to Rumbold for attending conferences and running with this issue.

      TCH

      p.s. ‘Running with this issue’…..what have I become linguistically?

    6. Persily & Associates — on 20th August, 2008 at 3:35 pm  

      Legally speaking, the UK is leading the world on this issue, and we should be making more of it. Stronger ties with organisations that organise this kind of demo- and info on how to fund them- would be welcome. Creating a specific offence of forced marriage would send a message around the world that THAT PRACTICE is specifically being stamped out, not just its component parts.

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