KOHISTAN: A local court has sentenced three people to life imprisonment in the Kohistan ‘ honour’ killing scandal.
A district and session court in Besham, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, passed the order on Thursday afternoon, sentencing three people in connection to the 2012 murders, and acquitting five.
The man who awarded life sentences included Umar Khan, Sagheer and Safi Ullah while three had confessed their crime before the court.
In 2012, a wedding video emerged from a rural village in Kohistan, Kyber Pakhtunkhwa, showing men and women dancing and singing. After the video was leaked, a local jirga decreed the participants of violating tribal customs and sentenced them to death. Five women were killed by the male members of their tribe. A year later, the three brothers, seen in the video, were also shot dead.