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Ahmed Bashir

In 1996 Ahmed Bashir, 21 was murdered in Hounslow, West London on being discovered to be in a relationship with Nighat Afsar, 20. Her brothers discovered the affair after Ahmed refused to give back her car and Nighat was forced to confess. In response, they accosted Ahmed outside his home and stabbed him 43 times, mainly in the groin. They then pressurised Nighat to return to Pakistan, where she had been forced into an arranged marriage and threatened to kill her as well. She later fled and returned to the UK.

The brothers both received a life sentence. One of the brothers Asfhar was already serving another life sentence for a previous murder at the time of the attack.

Sources

http://archives.dailytimes.com.pk/national/24-Nov-2005/afghan-convicted-of-honour-killing-in-britain

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/berkshire/4472304.stm

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2005/nov/23/ukcrime.uknews2?INTCMP=SRCH

 

 

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