12 year sentence for "family honor" murder

A court in Arnhem, the Netherlands, sentenced an Iraqi-Kurdish man to 12 years in prison for murdering his younger sister. The sister, who has lived in the Netherlands since she was six, had a baby by a non-Muslim, which infuriated her family back in Iraq. Her brother, who came to the Netherlands as asylum seeker, threatend her and her boyfriend repeatedly, causing her to turn to the police for protection.

Murder in the Netherlands carries a punishment of up to 20 years. During the trial the court did take the murderer's 'background' into account.

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