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Husband of Pakistan woman stoned to death demands justice

Published on May 29, 2014 8:24 AM
Mohammad Iqbal sits next to his wife Farzana's body, who was killed by family members, in an ambulance outside of a morgue in Lahore on May 27, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE (AFP) - The husband of a pregnant Pakistani woman who was beaten to death outside Lahore's High Court for marrying against her family's wishes has vowed to fight for justice.

Ms Farzana Parveen, 25, was attacked outside Lahore's grand high court building by more than two dozen brick-wielding attackers including her brother and father, who has been arrested, police said.

Three-months pregnant Parveen, whom police earlier identified as 'Farzana Iqbal', had gone to testify in defence of her husband Muhammad Iqbal - who was accused by her relatives of kidnapping her and forcing her into the marriage.

Speaking to AFP by telephone from his home village of Jaranwala where he had gone to bury Parveen earlier that day, Mr Iqbal said: "We demand justice. We were being threatened since we got married."

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