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Brother accused of killing Pakistan's "Kim Kardashian"

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 01:21

The man accused of murdering his sister in a high profile 'honor killing' in Pakistan appears in court. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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A day in court for Muhammad Waseem -- the man accused of murdering his sister, Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch. Waseem is accused of drugging and killing his sister Friday, charges that have shocked Pakistan, a deeply conservative Muslim nation where the 26-year-old victim both titillated and outraged with her risqué social media photos and videos. Qandeel Baloch was often described as Pakistan's Kim Kardashian. She was unapologetic about pushing the boundaries of acceptability for women and set out to change "the typical orthodox mindset" of Pakistanis. She ran into political controversy last month after her "selfie" photographs with a prominent Muslim cleric, went viral. Many hailed her as a feminist icon...but not her brother. Muhammad Waseem viewed her as a disgrace to the cultural values of Islam and Pakistan...and therefore to her family. More than 500 people, almost all of them women, die in honor killings in Pakistan every year -- often at the hands relatives. Pakistan's ruling party has announced plans to pass long-delayed legislation against "honor killings" within weeks.

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Brother accused of killing Pakistan's "Kim Kardashian"

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 01:21