CNN “I killed my first wife, stoned Pakistani woman’s husband says” – By Sophia Saifi, Aliza Kassim and Ralph Ellis, CNN
updated 1:57 PM EDT, Thu May 29, 2014
“The United Nations estimates 5,000 women are murdered worldwide by family members each year in “honor killings,” so named because the woman’s actions are considered to have brought shame on her family. But women’s advocacy groups say the crime is underreported and the figure could be around 20,000 a year.
According to a report published in April by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, 869 women in that country were victims of honor killings last year.
Honor-based violence has been reported in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Iraq, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Pakistan, Sweden, Turkey, Uganda, the UK and the United States, the U.N. said in a report titled “Global Violence Against Women in the Name of ‘Honor.'”
Most honor killings in the Mideast occur in rural areas. Tuesday’s attack was unusual because it happened in a public area of a big city…”