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Indonesian brothers may face death for ‘honor’ killing of schoolgirl sister

first_img“The trial is expected to start in early July,” local police chief Wawan Sumantri told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone.”The investigation showed the motive … was due to the family feeling ashamed,” he said earlier, adding that the case had forced the remaining family to leave their home in the area due to the rejection of the local community.So-called honor killings, which are more common in some parts of the Middle East and South Asia, are extremely rare in Indonesia, a Southeast Asian archipelago of 260 million people.The United Nations estimates about 5,000 women are killed each year by family members over perceived damage to “honor” that can involve having a boyfriend, seeking a divorce or behaving in a way that is deemed inappropriate. Socially conservative Indonesia has the world’s eighth-highest number of child marriages, according to UN data, and the Bantaeng Regency case has sparked calls for public education campaigns to help end traditional practices that harm women and girls.”The victim must be given justice,” said Beka Ulung Hapsara, a commissioner at Indonesia’s National Commission on Human Rights, a government-backed body.”Local government and law enforcement officials must provide public education about existing traditions and eliminate them,” he added.In Pakistan in May, police arrested the cousin of two teenage sisters whom he is suspected of killing after a video of the girls kissing a man went viral on social media.Thousands of incidents of violence against women perceived to have “damaged” family honor are reported in Pakistan each year and many more go unreported, rights groups say.In Iran, a father’s killing of his 14-year-old daughter over her relationship with a man caused widespread anger in the country last month, with President Hassan Rouhani urging lawmakers to work on a bill to prevent violence against women.  Two Indonesian brothers will go on trial next month for the murder of their teenage sister in a so-called honor killing, police said on Tuesday, a rare case in the country that has prompted calls for action to protect women and girls.The men are accused of killing the 16-year-old girl by attacking her with a machete and a wooden stick because they believed she had had sex outside marriage with a cousin, according to police in the Bantaeng Regency of Sulawesi island.If convicted of premeditated murder, the brothers – aged 20 and 30 – could face the death penalty.center_img Topics :last_img read more

The World Cup’s Finest with Kambi’s Jonathon Hurst

first_img Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Share In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory.Leading The World Cup’s finest into the final three is Jonathon Hurst, Kambi’s Head of Live Football, who reveals a soft spot for the 1998 hosts, a penchant for many of the great goals scored over the years and why his first World Game attended was a very memorable one indeed.Favourite World CupPlayer Ronaldo. In 2002 it was not a vintage tournament in terms of quality, but Brazil swept everyone aside with ease, and Ronaldo was untouchable. His haircut may have been questionable, but there were no such doubts about his position as the best striker in the world following a tournament where he helped himself to eight goals, including two in the final victory over Germany.Goal David Beckham (England v Argentina, 2002). It may seem crazy to pick a penalty, but David Beckham’s against Argentina in 2002 was so symbolic in nature having waited four long years for his redemption after the sending off in ’98. Other notable mentions must go to Dennis Bergkamp for his technique (also against Argentina in ’98), Joe Cole’s volley from 35 yards out against Sweden in 2006, and Tim Cahill against the Netherlands in 2014 – I like to think the bar is still shaking from that one.TeamFrance, 1998. Perhaps it’s because it was the first World Cup in which I was fully immersed, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the French side that won on home soil in ’98. Many of the players went onto, or were already, plying their trade in the Premier League and they were supported by the mercurial Zinedine Zidane, who just made it all tick. I’d like to think that Zizou is remembered more for his final winning goals in ’98 than his headbutt in the final 8 years later. A special mention must go out to the Romanian team of 1998 for their memorable bleached blonde haircuts!GameNetherlands v Spain, 2014. I was lucky enough to have been in Salvador for the Dutch destruction of Spain in 2014. It was the first World Cup match I’d ever attended and to see Spain, the reigning holders, beaten 5-1 was incredible. From the moment Robin Van Persie scored the outrageous header to start the rout, the whole stadium was united in support for the Netherlands. The Spanish were left shell-shocked and ultimately made an early departure from the tournament.KitBrazil, 1998. The current Nigeria kit has many admirers, but I’m going further back to the ’98 World Cup and the ‘Joga Bonito’ Brazil kit. It was the breakout tournament for Ronaldo and that yellow jersey with green trim and blue shorts teamed with his R9 boots elevated him to iconic status. It’s just a shame that his tournament was overshadowed by the drama and mystery around his non-performance in the final._____________________________________________First World Cup memory 17 July, 1994 (World Cup Final). Being sent to bed at half time of the ’94 final and waking up the next morning hearing about the Baggio penalty miss from my older brother. In my defence, I was only five years old!The World Cup’s Finest is to be a regular feature during the Russia World Cup, profiling a different individual each week day. FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Related Articles Sharelast_img read more