Brother Busted in Model's Honor Killing: 'No Regrets'

Pakistani admits strangling sister who posted controversial pictures on social media
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2016 7:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – The brother of the model dubbed "Pakistan's Kim Kardashian" has admitted killing Qandeel Baloch for "honor," reports al Jazeera, and he doesn't exactly sound filled with remorse. "I have no regrets," Muhammad Wasim told a press conference Sunday, following his arrest. Wasim says he slipped Baloch a "tablet" of some sort to sedate her, then strangled her in their family's home in Multan. "Wasim confessed to his crime, saying he killed his sister for honor after her recent objectionable videos, mostly posted on Facebook," says the local police chief. Baloch recently stirred controversy by posting selfies with a noted Muslim cleric and claiming that the two violated Ramadan rules; earlier this year, she offered to strip if Pakistan beat India's cricket team.

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"I really feel that no woman is safe in this country, until we start making examples of people, until we start sending men who kill women to jail, unless we literally say there will be no more killing and those who dare will spend the rest of their lives behind bars," the documentary maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy told the AFP, via the BBC. She won an Oscar this year for A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness. More on Baloch's case here. (Read more honor killings stories.)

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