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Pakistani model strangled in 'honor killing'

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>> The brother of a Pakistani model and social media star saying he has no regrets after confessing Sunday to strangling his sister to death in an honour killing. Mohammed Wasim saying he was taunted over the shameful pictures posted on Facebook by 26 year old Qandeal Baloch and that he found the embarrassment unbearable.
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The controversial Beloche had become an internet celebrity in the deeply conservative country in recent months. She called herself a modern day feminist, trying to change the quote, typical orthodox mindset of people in Pakistan. In a post last week she wrote, as women we must stand up for ourselves, we must stand up for each other.
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Earlier in July, Baloch caused a scandal when she posted photos taken with a prominent Muslim cleric in his hotel room during the holy month of Ramadan. The cleric was suspended from his position. More than 500 people, almost all women, die in Pakistan each year in so-called honor killings.
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Usually carried out by members of the victim's family meeting out punishment for bringing shame on the community. While such killings are considered murder, a legal loophole in Pakistan let's the victim's family pardon the killer, allowing many of those convicted to escape punishment.