SOHR:Girl, five, is murdered by her parents and her body dumped in the trash in ‘honour killing’ in Syria after she was kidnapped and raped by a stranger
Five-year-old girl was kidnapped and raped by a stranger on November 18 Was allegedly murdered by members of her family in so-called 'honour killing' Girl's body found in a garbage container in Manbij, north Syria, on January 27
A five-year-old girl who was raped by a stranger has been murdered by her family in a so-called ‘honour killing’, according to reports.
The young girl’s parents allegedly killed their daughter in ‘cold blood’ after she was kidnapped and raped by an unidentified man in the Al-Shahba area of Syria on November 18.
The child’s body was found in a garbage container in Manbij, north Syria, on January 27 before being transferred to Al Furat Hospital which lies in eastern Aleppo.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) have said that Internal Security Forces have arrested several family members of the girl.
The girl’s parents have denied killing their daughter and investigations are ongoing, the SOHR added.
The five-year-old was kidnapped by a stranger who was riding a motorbike after she left her house to meet her father in the local olive orchards.
After a search, the girl was found near a road between the Deir Jamil and Kafr Naha villages, according to the SOHR.
It has not yet been confirmed when the girl was killed.
The SOHR has now called for the authorities to ensure the child’s killers stand trial amid a spate of so-called ‘honour killings’ in the country.
In July last year a girl was dragged to an abandoned house and shot by her tribe in a so-called ‘honour killing’ after she tried to run away with her lover and refused to marry her cousin in Syria.
A video circulated online showed the young woman, who was identified as 18-year-old Eida Al-Hamoudi Al-Saeedo, being shot in a desolate village on the outskirts of the northeastern Syrian city of Al-Hasakah.
The young woman had tried to run away with her lover but her family and tribe followed her before capturing her, Akhbaralaan.net reported.
Eida, who was from the city of Al-Hasakah, had been taken to the abandoned house by her father and brother, along with other men from the Al-Sharabain tribe according to the news site Alarabiya.
She had been starved and beaten for many days before being executed by her family, according to the Violations Documentation Center in northern Syria, which identified Eida as the victim of the attack.
‘[She was] brutally assaulted until the crime was completed by killing her with machine guns and pistols by more than one person,’ a spokesperson for the organisation said.
‘[The family] bragged about publishing a horrific video clip showing the murder of a girl by bullets, near an abandoned house in the countryside.’
The man who Eida had fallen in love with reportedly managed to escape from the tribe as the family ‘feared a reprisal’ from his family if they attacked him.
‘Her sin was to love another man whom they couldn’t touch fearing of reprisal between the two families,’ the Violations Documentation Center said in a statement on Twitter.
Just days after the video of Eida’s murder emerged on social media, a 16-year-old girl was strangled to death by her father in another so-called ‘honour killing’ after she was raped by a relative.
The girl was identified as Aya Muhammad Khalifo by the Violations Documentation Center in northern Syria.
Following the murders, hundreds of women protested against the ‘honour killings’ in the city of Hasakeh by marching down streets.
Protester Evin Bacho, a member of the Kurdish feminist group Kongra Star, said: ‘We condemn these crimes in the name of tradition or religion.’
Source: Daily mail