22 Feb, 2023 @ 12:35
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Father of daughters slain in ‘honour killings’ is arrested in Spain’s Barcelona area

Father Of Daughters Slain In 'honour Killings' Is Arrested In Spain's Barcelona
Father of daughters slain in 'honour killings' is arrested in Spain's Barcelona

A man suspected of being involved in the ‘honour killing’ of his two daughters when they were visiting Pakistan, has been arrested in Terrassa on Wednesday by the Mossos d’Esquadra.

He is under investigation for his possible involvement in the murders of his children, Urooj Abbas, 21, and Anisa Abbas, 23.

They were killed last year in Pakistan for refusing to help their husbands come to Spain after the women had been forced to marry two of their cousins.

The sisters were severely tortured and shot dead on May 20 in the Gujrat district of Punjab province.

They had spent several years in Spain but were ‘forced’ into the marriages in 2021.

They travelled to Pakistan the following year after being told their mother had fallen ill there, but it was a ruse to get them over.

The women said no to helping their husbands emigrate to Spain with them, and had filed for divorces instead, especially as they lived with other partners in the Barcelona area.

Pakistani police arrested six men for their alleged involvement in the killings.

Officials said that that the victims’ brother, a paternal uncle, both husbands, a cousin, and both fathers-in-law had all been charged with murder.

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Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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