Should honour killings be punishable by death? Pakistani couple handed life sentences in the UK for killing daughter
Posted by African Press International on August 12, 2012
The couple originally from Pakistan has received a life sentence. They are accused of killing their daughter who chose to embrace western values.
The parents wanted their adult daughter to adhere to pakistani traditions and culture only, even if they lived in the west.
This is a failure by parents to imagine that children born into a culture will automatically stagnate there, even when living amongst majority cultures, just as in this case where the daughter grew up in Britain surrounded by many world cultures and traditions.
The daughter who disappeared September 1st, 2003 was found dead 6 months in Kent river in Cumbria.
A life sentence is considered the best option in Europe because the death sentence does not exist.
To serve a good purpose for the society, death sentence should be made possible. Those who commit this kind of crime because they want to adhere to their cultural values deserve death sentences. Europe should introduce death sentence for honour killing crimes.