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Author Topic: Teenage Girl Shot Dead By Her Own Family For Refusing To Marry Her Cousin  (Read 2568 times)

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A  teenage girl has paid with her life over her refusal to marry her cousin.
 
According to DailyStar, the girl was brutally shot dead by 10 men using rifles after she said she didn’t want to marry her cousin.
 
The disturbing “honour killing” was filmed by the murderers and shows 18-year-old Eida Al-Hamoudi Al-Saeedo executed in a deserted village near Al-Hasakah, a city in the north east of Syria.
 
Eida tried to run away with her lover but was followed by her family and tribe, reports from Akhabaralaan.net say.
 
In the horrifying video footage, the teen yells for help as she is dragged along the ground by three armed men.
 
It shows the other men, who are stood by a desolate wall, before three gun shots ring out.
 
The victim then lays wriggling on the floor in an attempt to get up before a different killer fires a bullet through her head and Eida’s lifeless body is covered in a red blanket.

 
 
Reports say the “honour killing” came following Eida’s family refusing to let her marry the man she fell in love with as he was from a different tribe.
 
They instead insisted she wed her cousin, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
 
It added: “SOHR strongly denounces this horrible crime calling for bringing the perpetrators on charges of murder and publishing the videos under the name of 'honor crime'.”
 
The tragic teen was beaten and starved for a number of days before the execution, the Sun Online reports.
 
A Violations Documentation Centre in northern Syria said Eida was “brutally assaulted until the crime was completed by killing her with machine guns and pistols by more than one person.

"Her sin was to love another man whom they couldn't touch fearing of reprisal between the two families.”
 
Her lover is said to have escaped the violence as the family didn’t want a revenge attack from his tribe.
 
Women’s groups and other activists have called for prosecution for the perpetrators and said the killing of women must stop.









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