21 Dec 2011

Female murders listed

12:53 pm on 21 December 2011

A human rights organisation in Pakistan says at least 675 women and girls were murdered in the first nine months of this year in honour killings.

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said on Tuesday that they included at least 71 under the age of 18.

Around 450 of the women killed from January to September were accused of having illicit relations and 129 of marrying without permission.

Some were raped or gang raped before being killed. At least 19 were killed by their sons, 49 by their fathers and 169 by their husbands.

The commission reported 791 honour killings in 2010. A full report for 2011 is to be issued in February.