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'Honour killing' of Pakistani social media star

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 00:49

The brother of a risque Pakistani social media celebrity has admitted to strangling her in an 'honour killing'. Yiming Woo reports.

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Muhammad Waseem has admitted to killing his sister, controversial Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch. He said he strangled her in their family home and that it was an "honour killing". (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) BROTHER OF QANDEEL BALOCH, MUHAMMAD WASEEM, SAYING: (RESPONDING TO JOURNALIST, ASKING "Do you have any regrets?) "I have no regrets." Honour killing is a loophole in Pakistani law that allows family members to forgive the killers. They're usually carried out by relatives punishing victims, most of them women, for bringing "shame" on the community. Baloch, who called herself a modern day feminist, was described as Pakistan's Kim Kardashian. She often posted provocative pictures and videos. While some say she was a "disgrace" to Pakistan's culture, her death has shocked the Muslim country and many are calling for a law against honour killings.

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'Honour killing' of Pakistani social media star

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 00:49