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Crimes of Passion: The Campaign against Wife Killing in Brazil, 1910-1940

January, 2001
Susan K. Besse

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"Intense and widespread social concern over crimes of passion exploded in brazil in the 1910s and lasted through the 1930s. (This term refers to homocides resulting from conflicts related to love and/or sexual relations. In pradctice, the crime was generally a male crimes, involving the killing of women -- and/or their suitors -- by husbands, fiances, lovers, or fathers and brothers.) Crimes of passion were by no means a new phenomenon in Brazil, according to Portuguese law (to which Brazil was subject during the colonial period), a married man who discovered his wife in the act of committing adulery had the elgal right to kill bother her and her suitor, and the social custom of doing do did not die with the formal abrogation of this 'right'. Suddenly, however, these crimes began to be experiences as particular threatening."

Jordan woman stabbed to death over sex images

AMMAN (AFP) – A Jordanian man has been charged with premeditated murder for killing his married sister after seeing mobile phone images showing her having sex, a judicial official said on Thursday.

Controversy over 'honour killing'

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has asked for a report to be drawn up on the case of a 17-year-old woman said to have been killed by her in-laws.

38 honour killings in past three months in Balochistan

QUETTA, Oct 21: Thirty-eight women died at the hands of their relatives, who killed them on the pretext of protecting their honour during the past three months in Balochistan.

Italy: 'I love you, but I have to shoot you'

By Larissa Cummings

October 11, 2008 12:00am

"I LOVE you, but to save face, I have to shoot you in the knee. You have one month to think about it."

Honour killing: Girlfriend's family sets boy ablaze

AHMEDGARH (SANGRUR): Taking the fight for "honour" to a barbaric high, a 21-year-old boy out on a date with his lover, 18, was burnt alive by the girl's enraged family. Brought to a Ludhiana hospital with 60% burns, the youth, identified as Karan Sharma, was battling for life on Monday.

Things went horribly wrong for Karan, a TV mechanic, when he was caught with the girl at their regular meeting spot. Luck ran out on him as soon as the girl's father, Kuldeep Singh, who first spotted the couple, called up his brother-in-law Jagdev Singh and nephew Karmjit Singh.

UK police start 'honour' crime plan

UK police were criticised over their handling of the "honour" killing of Banaz Mahmod in 2006 [AP]

Greater Noida honour killing: Grandfather held

Press Trust of India
Friday, September 19, 2008, (Greater Noida)

In a case of suspected honour killing, police in Greater Noida have arrested the grandfather of the slain girl for allegedly killing the 16-year-old and her lover and setting their bodies ablaze.

"Rekha's grandfather Puran Singh was arrested this evening. He confessed to the honour killings. Manhunt has been launched to arrest the other three accused," DSP Dev Karan Singh said.

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