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Anisa and Urooj Abbas killed for refusing to bring their husbands to Spain

Police say they are investigating the murder of Aneesa Abbas, 24, and Arooj Abbas, 21.
Police say they are investigating the murder of Aneesa Abbas, 24, and Arooj Abbas, 21.
Six men are arrested in Pakistan for killing their sisters in the name of "honor."

Six men from the same family were arrested by Pakistani police on Sunday. They are accused of killing two sisters from the same village who were also Spanish citizens.

Six men from the same family were picked up by Pakistani police on Sunday. They are accused of killing two sisters from the same village who were also Spanish citizens.

Police said that Urooj Abbas, who was 21 years old, and Anisa Abbas, who was 23 years old, were killed because they wouldn't bring their cousin husbands to Spain. Both of their marriages were forced. In the Gujrat district of Punjab province, which is next to India, they were severely tortured and then shot.

Officer Ataur Rehman said that the victims' brother, a paternal uncle, both husbands, a cousin, and both fathers-in-law were all charged with murder. Two unknown suspects and a relative who was also accused of killing the man were still on the run.

In the conservative parts of rural Pakistan, relatives don't think twice about killing women who refuse to get married or don't listen to the advice of older family members. Rights groups say that around 1,000 women are killed each year in Pakistan in what they call "honor killings."

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