Two sisters murdered by brother after Saudi religious Police hand them over to him for 'honor killings'

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The Society for the Defense of Women's Rights in Saudi Arabia has strongly condemned the Saudi religious police after the murder of two sisters who have been "honor killings," said Tuesday a dispatch site The Media Line.

Two sisters, aged 19 and 21, were arrested by the religious police before being handed over to their brother.

Their brother, who were accused of having relations with a stranger, would have then killed in front of their father.

"It's very shocking, because it happens in the street and local newspapers have spoken," said Waheja Huweidar, activist for women's rights in Saudi Arabia.

The "honor killing" is a common practice in Saudi Arabia, subject to the Sharia Islamic law.  These murders are often staged to appear as suicides or accidents.



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