Brothers who killed sister in & # 39; honor killings & # 39; about her sexual videos can walk around freely in Pakistan
Brothers who murdered their sister, & # 39; Pakistani Kim Kardashian & # 39 ;, in a & # 39; honor killings & # 39; about her messages on social social media, were free to walk around after their parents had forgiven them.
Waseem Baloch strangled his sister Qandeel, 26, in their house in 2016, claiming that her risque photo & # 39; s and video & # 39; s & # 39; had brought the name Baloch dishonor & # 39 ;.
Her other brother Aslam Shaheen is also in court at Multan, in the Punjab, although his role is not clear.
A statement filed today by Baloch's parents asked that the court throw the case away and that they had forgiven their sons.
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Qandeel Baloch, 26, had become a social media celebrity and had 123,000 Instagram followers
Qandeel Baloch & # 39; s brother Muhammad Waseem (pictured after he was charged with her murder in 2017)
Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch (left and right), whose ordinary selfies caused anger in the Muslim country, was strangled by her brother in a & # 39; honor killings & # 39;
The statement argues that anti-homicide legislation was introduced in months after Qandeel was murdered and should therefore not be applied in her case, Dawn reported.
Qandeel was strangled in July 2016, weeks after she had posed for photos in a hotel room with controversial Islamic cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi.
He was dismissed from his position on a government committee and reprimanded by a religious affairs council after Qandeel had released photos of her wearing his hat and pouting.
She later called Qavi a & # 39; stain on the name of Islam & # 39; and accused him of inappropriate behavior.
She then said: & # 39; I thought I'd expose him the way he really is. He is a different person alone and different when he has his followers around him. & # 39;
Some of the notorious acts of Qandeel included offering a striptease for the Pakistani cricket team and putting on a deep red dress on Valentine's Day.
Her ordinary video & # 39; s, however, were tame by Western standards and most pop stars can be found in much more provocative attitudes.
Weeks before her death, Qandeel made headlines when she placed selfies with the Islamic cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi
Qandeel had earned comparisons with American celebrity Kim Kardashian with her photos on social media
Baloch became famous in Pakistan in 2014 after a video of her pouting at the camera and asking: & # 39; What do you look like? & # 39; went viral
Initially fired as a Kardashian-like figure, she was seen by some, including many young people, as empowered in a country where women have been fighting for their rights for decades.
Her murder reignited calls for action against an epidemic of so-called & # 39; honor killings & # 39 ;, where a victim is killed by a close family member – who can then be forgiven by another family member under Pakistani law.
In October 2016, the Islamabad parliament approved the Anti-Honor Killing Laws which removed the defense of grace by a family member.
It requires life imprisonment, although it is left to the judge for the & # 39; a crime & # 39; to regard.
Baloch's parents have previously tried to have the case thrown away, but the last time they appealed, the judge cited the anti-honor killings law.
Her mother (photo) looked desolate when she cried at the funeral of Qandeel on July 17, 2016
Dozens of mourners attended the funeral service in 2016 (photo: family members carrying her coffin through the streets)
This in spite of the father who promised Mohammad Azeem never to forgive the murderers in the days after the death of Qandeel.
& # 39; There is no grace on our part, & # 39; the father had said, & they should receive life imprisonment or death – I will feel happy. & # 39;
Qandeel & # 39; s brother Waseem told a press conference in the days after the murder that he had no remorse about what he was doing, saying that he & # 39; of course & # 39; had killed his sister and added that her behavior was unbearable & # 39; Has been.
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