Feb 9 2011
Hina Saleen, who moved to Italy with her family from Pakistan five years ago, was murdered by her own father for becoming “too Westernized.” (But at least he saved the ‘family honor.’ Heh)
BBC — Hina Saleem was killed last year because her family disapproved of her lifestyle, prosecutors said. The 21-year-old woman had been living with an Italian boyfriend and had reportedly refused to marry a man chosen by her family to be her husband. A prosecutor had described her killing as the result of a clash of cultures.
Hina Saleem’s body was found buried in the garden of her family’s home in Sarezzo, near the town of Brescia in north-eastern Italy in August last year.
Her throat had been cut. Police found bloodstains in her bedroom. An uncle of the girl was convicted of helping conceal her body and received a jail sentence of two years and eight months.