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Iraqi Man Strangles Daughter

Honor Killing: Tiba al-Ali, 22, was killed by her father on January 31. The father turned himself in to the police and confessed about killing his daughter, saying he wanted to “wash away the shame.” Tiba al-Ali left her family because she was sexually assaulted by her brother.

BAGHDAD FEBRUARY 5: People in Iraq are furious over the death of a young YouTube star Tiba Al-Ali who has been killed allegedly by her own father in a reported case of so-called case of honour killing. 22-year-old Ali had been residing in Turkey since 2017.

Tiba al-Ali, 22, was killed by her father on January 31 in the southern province of Diwaniya, interior ministry spokesman Saad Maan said on Twitter on Friday. Police had attempted to mediate between al-Ali – who lived in Turkey and was visiting Iraq – and her relatives to “resolve the family dispute in a definitive manner”, Maan said.

Recordings of conversations between al-Ali and her father appeared to indicate that he was unhappy about her decision to live alone in Turkey. The father turned himself in to the police and confessed about killing his daughter, saying he wanted to “wash away the shame.” Tiba al-Ali left her family because she was sexually assaulted by her brother.

Amnesty International condemned the “horrific” killing, saying “the Iraqi penal code still treats leniently so called ‘honour crimes’ comprising violent acts such as assault and even murder”.

“Until the Iraqi authorities adopt robust legislation to protect women and girls … we will inevitably continue to witness horrific murders,” Amnesty’s deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa, Aya Majzoub, said. “Iraq has failed to criminalize domestic violence despite an increase in reporting of incidents of domestic violence by national NGOs”.

An honor killing or shame killing is the murder of an individual, either an outsider or a member of a family, by someone seeking to protect what they see as the dignity and honor of themselves or their family. Honor killings are often connected to religion, caste and other forms of hierarchical social stratification, or to sexuality.

Most often, it involves the murder of a woman or girl by male family members, due to the perpetrators’ belief that the victim has brought dishonor or shame upon the family name, reputation or prestige.

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Tommy Olovsson
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