Pakistan cracks down on ‘honor killers’ with passage of new law

Lawmakers in Pakistan passed a much-anticipated new law that mandates a stiff penalty for those convicted of so-called honor killings and closes a legal loophole that has permitted the families of those who commit honor killings to forgive the perpetrator. The law wasn’t passed without fierce opposition, though, as a fiery four-hour debate preceded the vote. Read more here:

http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2016/10/06/pakistan-cracks-down-on-honor-killers-with-passage-of-new-law/

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