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A jury in the UK found parents guilty on Friday of killing their 17-year-old daughter after she began rebelling against them.The guilty verdict against Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed came after the dead girl’s sister testified in gruesome detail about how her parents suffocated 17-year-old Shafilea, the AP reported Friday.
After a number of arguments over the girl’s clothing and her dating, the parents beat Shafilea, put a plastic bag in her mouth, and placed their hands over her nose and mouth until she “was gone,” the girl’s sister reportedly testified.
British authorities have been probing so-called honour killings in the Muslim community.
The killings are often sparked by parents’ beliefs that daughters have shamed their families by becoming too westernized or refusing to marry, according to the AP.
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