When the police of Amol, Iran, were informed of a murder by the hospital, they identified the victim as Nasir, a 24-year-old who was stabbed in the chest.
In the first round of questioning the victim’s close friends, the detectives were informed that the victim had had an affair with a girl whom he intended to marry. The girl in question was identified as Sarah, 18, who said in interrogations that she intended to marry Nasir, but she never told her family about it.
While confirming the news, Lt. Mohammad Azimi said that the police arrested Majid, the brother of Sarah, who committed the murder, in less than eight hours from the time of the crime. Majid, who has confessed to killing Nasir, says he committed murder because his victim had an affair with his sister.
Although the general public in Iran perceives and describes this sort of story with the exact same phrase used for “honor killings,” this type of victim is not counted as a victim of honor killing by the UN or feminists (or perhaps even Iran’s police), since the perpetrator and the victim are not family members, a prerequisite for the so-called “honor killings,” as stated by the feminist definition. Male victims of crimes of this sort are rarely family members of the perpetrators, and there is no statistic on such male victims.
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