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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Four arrested over woman's stoning

Published 30/05/2014|15:27

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Protesters have condemned the killing of pregnant woman Farzana Parveen, who was stoned to death in Pakistan. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Four more people have been arrested in connection with the killing of a woman in Pakistan who was beaten and stoned to death by her family for marrying without their permission.

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Police arrested the four men late on Thursday from their village in the Nankana district. The woman's father has already been arrested.

The 25-year-old was on her way to court on Tuesday when she was attacked by a group of her relatives who objected to her marriage. During the assault she was hit on the head with bricks from a nearby construction site and died.

The case has focused attention on violence against women in Pakistan.

Press Association

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