|Home | Articles | News | Blog | About | Mailing List | Resources | Prominent Islamists | Middle East Forum | Keep Us Informed | Donate|
Father gets 17 years for killing daughter with axe
by Lyssandra Sears
The 53-year-old Pakistani man who killed his 16-year-old daughter, Swera, at their home in Zurich-Höngg in 2010 has been sentenced to 17 years imprisonment.
The Zurich District Court found the father guilty of murder, and concluded that although it had not been an honour killing in the sense most commonly understood, the man had killed his daughter "to get out of a humiliating situation and to restore his honour".
The court stated that the father, referred to as Scheragha R, had used "really excessive violence" and that he had killed his teenaged daughter with "reckless brutality", newspaper Tages Anzieger reported.
Note: The content of external articles does not necessarily reflect the views of Islamist Watch.