‘Honour crimes’ in Iran: Country in shock after murder of 17-year-old girl
21 February 2022 | 8:33 am
Last week, a 17-year-old girl was killed by her husband in Iran. A gruesome video showing the alleged killer holding a knife in one hand and his wife's head in the other went viral before being taken down. The victim was married when she was just 12 years old and had a son. Her name was Mona and she had reportedly fled to Turkey for four months before being persuaded by her father to return.
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