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BBC documentary on Wednesday 21 February - Murdered for Love?

Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Murdered for Love? follows the life of Samia Shahid who was found dead after an honour based killing, and her father and first husband were arrested. This broadcasts on BBC 2 at 9pm.

Murdered for Love? follows the life of Samia Shahid who was found dead after an honour based killing, and her father and first husband were arrested. This broadcasts on BBC 2 at 9pm.

On 14 July 2016, Bradford girl Samia Shahid flew to Pakistan to visit her family. Six days later, she was found dead. She was 28 years old. Eight days later, her first husband and father were arrested in connection with her murder. The case was taken up by Bradford MP Naz Shah, who wrote to the prime minister of Pakistan describing the case as an honour killing. 

Samia's father was released owing to lack of evidence, and has since died. Her first husband remains in custody and the case in Pakistan continues. He denies the allegations against him.

Further information can be found on the BBC website.  

If you or someone you know has been affected by honour based violence, Karma Nirvana - a British charity who specialises in supporting victims can be contacted on 0800 5999 247, with their helpline open Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm. If you are in immediate danger, always call 999