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Pakistan law cracks down on 'honor killings'

Previous laws allowed family members to 'forgive' killers.        
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After the "honor" killing of 26-year-old Qandeel Baloch this past summer, Pakistan's parliament has finally done something to curb similar crimes.

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Pakistan stiffens penalty for convicted 'honor' killers

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Pakistan Toughens Penalties For 'Honor' Killings

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Pakistani lawmakers have passed a new law closing a loophole that has allowed perpetrators of so-called "honor" killings to go free. Now, they will face a mandatory 25-year jail sentence.


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