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Husband of slain Pakistani woman remembers "beautiful, brave" wife

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 01:18

May.31 - Farzana Iqbal was beaten to death by members of her family in a case that shocked the world. Natalie Thomas reports

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PLEASE NOTE: RESENDING VIDEO WITH 'PAKISTAN PRESIDENT' CORRECTED TO 'PAKISTAN PRIME MINISTER' Farzana Iqbal was stoned to death by her own family outside a Pakistani court for marrying this man against her parents wishes. The killing has ignited international condemnation. Her husband Muhammed Iqbal saw the whole thing. (SOUNDBITE) (Punjabi) HUSBAND OF FARZANA IQBAL, WHO WAS BEATEN TO DEATH, MUHAMMED IQBAL, SAYING: "At first a woman held Farzana tight. Then her father and her brother, her cousin and other relatives started hitting her with bricks. During the scuffle, they also fired a shot." Iqbal says he adored his wife. (SOUNDBITE) (Punjabi) HUSBAND OF FARZANA IQBAL, WHO WAS BEATEN TO DEATH, MUHAMMED IQBAL, SAYING: "She was a very good woman. She was very beautiful. She was very good. She was a brave woman," But there is a twist to this case By his own admission, Muhammed Iqbal himself killed his former wife and mother of his three children in a fight over Farzana in 2009 The case, while shocking, is far from unique In 2013 there were 869 so-called "honour killings" reported in the media. Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sarif has ordered a report on the latest case and why police allegedly stood by as it happened.

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Husband of slain Pakistani woman remembers "beautiful, brave" wife

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 01:18