Two men arrested in Pakistan over alleged 'honour killings'
17 May 2020
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Pakistani authorities have arrested two men for allegedly murdering two female family members after a video which showed them being kissed by a man was posted online, police said on Sunday.
The two women were killed on Thursday in a northwestern district near the Afghan border, where women often have few rights and are subjected to strict tribal codes that limit their movement outside of the home.
"Both men have confessed to killing them," said police official Mohammad Nawaz.
The two men — one of whom was the father of the first victim and the other was the brother of the second, were both being held in custody pending trial.