2 thoughts on “Honour killing”

  1. I was in Jeddah at the time of the murder of Princess Mish’al. It was well known that the killing was ordered by her grandfather, Prince Muhammad who already enjoyed a bad reputation. It was significant that senior members of the royal family, especially Crown Prince Fahd, distanced themselves from the killing by leaving Jeddah for Riyadh.

  2. from wikipedia
    Similar to other Southern/Mediterranean European areas, “honor” was traditionally important in Italy. Indeed, until 1981, the Criminal Code provided for mitigating circumstances for such killings; until 1981 the law read: Art. 587: He who causes the death of a spouse, daughter, or sister upon discovering her in illegitimate carnal relations and in the heat of passion caused by the offence to his honour or that of his family will be sentenced to three to seven years.

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