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Latest items for MURDER-PRACTICE-1

June 7, 2021, 1:10 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Thousands of people have signed a petition urging the Sudanese government to take action against a man released without charge by police after his 13-year-old daughter was shot dead" (para 1). "Samah el-Hadi was shot three times and run over by a car, reports said. Neighbours have taken to social media to blame her father, who was briefly questioned by the authorities but released after telling them Samah had taken her own life. No postmortem was carried out on the girl’s body. Samah is alleged to have died last Friday in Omdurman after a row with her father over a school she wanted to attend" (para 2-3). "In the same...more
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"On November 13, 2007, the father and two brothers-in-law of a 20-year-old Pakistani immigrant woman killed in 2006 were each sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment in Brescia: she had been reproved for having adopted a western lifestyle" (30).
April 5, 2021, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"'Femicide doesn’t just happen. It's the final step…in a long pattern of violence for these men,' Dawn Lavell-Harvard, president of the Ontario Native Women's Association, told The Current's guest host Rosemary Barton. 'We need to get tougher and smarter about how we're dealing with the violence in those earlier stages'" (para 2-3). "In 90 per cent of cases where the accused was identified, the accused was male. Meanwhile, Indigenous women and girls made up more than one in five victims killed by a male accused. In cases where the relationship between the victim and accused was known, 41 per cent involved a current or former intimate partner, the report found"...more
March 31, 2021, 8:33 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MAAO-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MARR-LAW-4, AOM-LAW-1

"The government has outlawed a number of harmful practices including chhaupadi (menstrual seclusion), dowry, witchcraft allegations, and child marriage. However, enforcement remains weak, and these deeply entrenched practices continue" (para 12).
March 13, 2021, 7:13 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-LAW-1

"In June, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls—launched by the government in 2016 to address endemic levels of violence against Indigenous women and girls—released its final report. The inquiry made 231 recommendations and concluded that acts of violence against Indigenous women and girls amount to 'genocide.' Prime Minister Trudeau vowed that the government will develop a national action plan to 'turn the inquiry’s calls to justice into real, meaningful, Indigenous-led action' (para 7).
Feb. 18, 2021, 6:18 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"‘When being raped, she shouldn't fight back. She should just be silent and allow the rape. Then they'd have dropped her off after 'doing her', and only hit the boy,’ he said. Chillingly, he went on: "The death penalty will make things even more dangerous for girls. Now when they rape, they won't leave the girl like we did. They will kill her. Before, they would rape and say, 'Leave her, she won't tell anyone.' Now when they rape, especially the criminal types, they will just kill the girl. Death’” (para 10). “The other lawyer, AP Singh, had said in a previous televised interview: ‘If my daughter or sister engaged...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 9:11 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-DATA-1, MURDER-DATA-2, DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-LAW-2

“Opuz v. Turkey (9 June 2009): The applicant and her mother were assaulted and threatened over many years by the applicant’s husband H.O., at various points leaving both women with life-threatening injuries. With only one exception, no prosecution was brought against him on the grounds that both women had withdrawn their complaints, despite their explanations that H.O. had harassed them into doing so, threatening to kill them. He subsequently stabbed his wife seven times and was given a fine equivalent to about 385 euros, payable in instalments. The two women filed numerous complaints, claiming their lives were in danger. H.O. was questioned and released. Finally, when the two women were...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 8:16 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-1

“R.H. v. Sweden (no. 4601/14) (10 September 2015): The applicant, a Somalian national, alleged that, if removed to Mogadishu, she would face a real risk of either being killed by her uncles for refusing to agree to a forced marriage before fleeing Somalia or forced to marry a man against her will again upon her return. She further claimed that the general situation in Somalia for women was very difficult, in particular for those – such as herself – who lacked a male network and were therefore all the more vulnerable. The Court held that the applicant’s deportation to Mogadishu would not constitute a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 7:35 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

“Omeredo v. Austria (20 September 2011 (decision on the admissibility)): The applicant, born in 1973, fled Nigeria in 2003 to avoid female genital mutilation. Her sister had already died of the consequences and she alleged there was a risk villagers would kill her if she refused and that her mother had told her she must co-operate. Her request for asylum was unsuccessful. The Court declared the case inadmissible as being manifestly ill-founded. It was not in dispute that subjecting any person, child or adult, to female genital mutilation would amount to ill-treatment contrary to Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) of the Convention. The Court noted, however, that...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

“The brother of a British woman bludgeoned to death by her ex-pat husband fears her killer will go free this week because she provoked the attack by calling him ‘a loser.’ Peter Manning said that in the United Arab Emirates wives are not allowed to insult their husbands and lawyers will argue that his sister, Jane, 62, was responsible for Francis Matthew killing her” (para 1-2). “‘The truth is that in places like UAE women are subservient, need to be obedient and can be beaten’” (para 4). “Lawyers for Matthew are expected to argue that during the argument his wife had incited him to killer her by insulting him and...more
Feb. 10, 2021, 1:09 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"'And if [being married as a child] is not bad enough, some widows are driven out of their homes, burnt alive, or murdered in some other way. Some are driven into prostitution'" (para 20). "'Rihana Shekh Dhafali is 17 years old. Rihana was married around a year-and-a-half ago, when she was 15 or 16 years old. She said she was often made to starve for four or five days in a row. Her mother-in-law tried to set her on fire once, but Rihana escaped and fled to India to her cousins. Her in-laws pleaded and apologized and took her back, only to repeat the crime in another 20 days. 'When...more
Feb. 5, 2021, 6 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

“The Committee notes that, in recent decades, Rohingya women and girls have been victims of at least four incidences of mass violence, with widespread killings, arrests, torture, rapes, forced labour and other abuses resulting in waves of mass displacement” (pp. 2).
Feb. 4, 2021, 11:22 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"A mother and daughter accused of witchcraft were first brutally beaten and then hacked to death in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district, police said on Saturday" (para 1). "In the complaint, Subhash Khandait said there was a puja at his place on Monday which was attended by his neighbour Rambilas's wife, following which she fell ill. This led Rambilas's family members to attack Khandait's wife and daughter" (para 5-6).
Feb. 4, 2021, 11:07 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"One new recruit told the UN that she had joined after seeing a woman 'killed in broad daylight' in Kabul. Other women, who come from broken and brutal homes, do it literally to stop others from being victimized by the same variety of violence that has ripped through their own lives" (para 12).
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:59 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"One of the main suspects said to have spearheaded the lynching of the 90-year-old woman at Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality in the Savannah Region last week on the accusation that she was a witch has been arrested" (para 1). "This brings the total number of persons arrested and in police custody to six following the murder of Madam Akua Denteh, on July 23, 2020 after a traditional priestess declared her a witch" (para 4).
Feb. 4, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, about the…Persistence of so-called “honour crimes” perpetrated by family members against women and girls" (3). "The Committee is deeply concerned about the reported high level of violence, including rape and other forms of sexual violence, enforced disappearance, killings and acts of torture and ill-treatment, against women in conflict-affected regions (Kashmir, the north-east, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh)" (4).
Jan. 29, 2021, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"In 2019, on average, 10 women were killed per day in Mexico, and the figure remained unchanged going into 2020. Moreover, Mexico’s near-total impunity for crime (hovering around a 90 percent rate of impunity) is even worse when it comes to femicides—more like 99 percent, according to the National Citizen’s Observatory on Femicide" (para 2).
Jan. 26, 2021, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

“France has one of the highest death rates from domestic violence in western Europe, and the lingering belief that it is simply a matter of ‘passion’ is not helping, writes Adam Sage” (para 2).
Jan. 26, 2021, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

“‘There has been a continued decline in the number of people who realise that women are the primary victims of domestic violence, which is ludicrous when we consider that violence against women is still the leading preventable contributor to death and disease in women aged 18-44,’ she said” (para 17).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"The practice of child marriage creates numerous problems for society, according to SSO...If the partners do not get along, women fall victim to domestic violence, or the families that arranged the union may argue. This can lead to dissolution of the marriage or family feuds that escalate into tribal battles and honor killings" (para 7).
Dec. 31, 2020, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep, Congo, South Africa, Tanzania
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Women in a range of Sub-Saharan African countries such as Tanzania, Congo, Ghana, South Africa, and Central African Republic are beaten, tortured and driven out of their villages, often by their male relatives, if they are suspected of having caused harm by magic" (para 3).
Dec. 31, 2020, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: Colombia, Papua New Guinea
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Elderly and very young women have been burnt and stoned to death in Nepal, Papua New Guinea and Colombia" (para 3).
Dec. 31, 2020, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"In Saudi Arabia female domestic servants, have been beheaded under accusation of Witchcraft and sorcery" (para 3).
Dec. 31, 2020, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Elderly and very young women have been burnt and stoned to death in Nepal, Papua New Guinea and Colombia" (para 3). "In Nepal the accused are often Dalit -low caste- women" (para 7).
Dec. 31, 2020, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Women in a range of Sub-Saharan African countries such as Tanzania, Congo, Ghana, South Africa, and Central African Republic are beaten, tortured and driven out of their villages, often by their male relatives, if they are suspected of having caused harm by magic. In Ghana women are forced to flee to 'Witch Villages' for their own safety, after being persecuted, abused and banished by their community and relatives" (para 3).
Dec. 31, 2020, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"In India, in the last 5 years alone, thousands of people, mostly women, were officially reported to have been beaten, forced to eat excrement, mutilated, fatally stabbed, set on fire and beheaded following accusations of being witches, often by their own community" (para 3).
Dec. 31, 2020, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Senior citizens from villages around emaXesibeni, formerly known as Mount Ayliff in the Eastern Cape, have had enough of being accused of practising witchcraft. Killings of elderly women are rife in Pondoland." (para 1) "'We are tired of being abused, killed and raped, all because we are accused of witchcraft. When we were younger used to look good now we are getting old and wrinkled we are getting accused of witchcraft,' says a resident, Mamasoka Sibuta." (para 3)
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"As Turkey’s government debates withdrawing from an agreement meant to protect women from gender-based violence, femicide continues to rise, and protests have cropped up against a possible withdrawal from the agreement, known as the Istanbul Convention" (para 1). "Bulut was stabbed in front of her daughter by her ex-husband on August 18, 2019 and was taken to a hospital following the attack where she subsequently died from her injuries. Her ex-husband was sentenced to life in prison following his arrest and, during the trial, said that he stabbed her because she had insulted him when she was talking about custody of their child. Gultekin was a university student who disappeared...more
Dec. 24, 2020, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Recently, a Turkish man in Gaziantep threw his 22 year-old Syrian bride from a 5th story window" (4).
Dec. 24, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Women were not even safe at home, especially after the clerics of US-empowered political parties endorsed 'honour killing' as a religious duty for families to police women's behaviour" (para 6).