Iraqi Dad Freed in Daughter's 'Honor Killing'

She was suffocated and stabbed after falling for Brit soldier
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2008 7:29 AM CDT
Iraqi Dad Freed in Daughter's 'Honor Killing'
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Iraqi authorities will not press charges against a father who murdered his 17-year-old daughter for falling in love with a British soldier because it was an "honor killing," reports the Guardian. The father stood on the girl's neck and stabbed her last month after he learned she was attracted to a soldier distributing relief supplies in Basra. The father was arrested, but later released. "Not much can be done when we have an honor killing," explained a police sergeant. (More Iraq stories.)

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