Morbidology the Podcast – 48: Banaz Mahmod

Podcast released on: 18th May 2020

In some religions and communities, great weight is placed on the family and its so-called collective honour. To some within these religions and communities, family name and reputation dominates everything else. Sometimes when perceived shame has been brought upon said family, the victim has to pay the ultimate price. In 2006, a Kurdish woman named…


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In some religions and communities, great weight is placed on the family and its so-called collective honour. To some within these religions and communities, family name and reputation dominates everything else. Sometimes when perceived shame has been brought upon said family, the victim has to pay the ultimate price. In 2006, a Kurdish woman named Banaz Mahmod vanished from her home in London.

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Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honor_killing

Evening Standard, 7 February, 2006 – “Missing Woman May be Victim of Honour Killing”

Birmingham Mail, 29 April, 2006 – “Murder Cops in Garden Search”

Birmingham Mail, 9 August, 2006 – “Dad On Murder Charge”

Evening Standard, 13 March, 2007 – “Father Killed His Daughter for Loving the Wrong Man”

The Birmingham Post, 14 March, 2007 – “Honour Killing Victim’s Testimony”

Evening Standard, 14 March, 2007 – “Boyfriend Weeps at Video of Honour Victim”

The Times, 14 March, 2007 – “Murder Victim’s Film Tells of Death Fear”

The Birmingham Post, 15 March, 2007 – “Honour Killing Victim’s Boyfriend Weeps over Video”

The Times, 15 March, 2007 – “Tearful Boyfriend Tells How Family Killed For Honour”

Greater London, Kent, and Surrey Counties Publications, 29 March, 2007 – “Murder Victim Told Police That She Feared for her Life”

Greater London, Kent and Surrey Counties Publications, 27 April, 2007 – “Father Denies Honour Killing”

Associated Press, 11 June, 2007 – “Father Found Guilty of Ordering Daughter’s Murder in Honour Killing”

Greater London, Kent, and Surrey Counties Publications, 11 June, 2007 – “Sister of Honour Killing Victim Won’t Forgive”

Irish Times, 11 June, 2007 – “Father Guilty of Honour Killing”

Birmingham Mail, 12 June 2007 – “Police Errors Led to Murder”

The Birmingham Post, 12 June, 2007 – “Honour Death Victim Told Police Who Would Kill Her”

Evening Standard, 12 June, 2007 – “Honour Killing Rapists Are on the Run in Iraq”

The Guardian, 12 June, 2007 – “Murder Victim Told Police Four Times She Feared Her Family”

The Herald, 12 June, 2007 – “This Was No Honour Killing”

The Herald, 12 June, 2007 – “Sister Was Beaten and Threatened”

The Daily Telegraph, 13 June, 2007 – “Where is the Honour in Having Your Daughter Killed?”

The Guardian, 13 June, 2007 – “Dishonourable Acts”

The Guardian, 16 June, 2007 – “Special Units to Crack Down on Honour Killing”

Greater London, Kent and Surrey Counties Publications, 19 July, 2007 – “Banaz Was Raped and Tortured Before She Died”

The Express, 21 July, 2007 – “Lover Tells of His Torment as 3 Get Life for Honour Killing”

Birmingham Mail, 2 April, 2008 – “Honour Killing Victim Let Down by Police”

Asian Image, 10 November, 2010 – “Pair Convicted Over Honour Killing”

The Observer, 23 September, 2012 – “The Chilling Words of Teenage Honour Killing Victim”

The Independent, 24 September, 2012 – “Still Now They Followed Me”

The Birmingham Mail, 8 May, 2016 – “Handsworth Honour Killing Victim Banaz Mahmod’s Boyfriend is Discovered Hanged”

Audio Sources

“Banaz: A Love Story”

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