Justice for Banaz

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Banaz Mahmoud Bakabir Agha, a 20 year old woman of Kurdish origin was brutally murdered on 23 January 2006 in a presumed 'honour' killing; police believe she was murdered by her own family after wishing to remarry after ending her forced marriage by divorce. Her body was found in a suitcase in April. Banaz had contacted London Metropolitan Police many times to express her fear of murder, but was sent back into the arms of the family that they suspect murdered her. If different action had been taken by police, Banaz would be alive today. We, supporters of the International Campaign Against Honour Killings, urge that police treat all complaints relating to 'honour' crime with the seriousness they deserve. It is too late for Banaz, and the many other victims of honour killing in Britain: it is not too late to save lives.