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Friday, February 05, 2010

And you thought Turkey was civilized

Once upon a time - not too long ago actually - Turkey wanted to join the European Union. I don't know how even the Euroweenies could accept a country that allows things like this to go on.
"Girl buried alive in honour killing in Turkey: Report," from AFP, February 4 (thanks to all who sent this in):

ANKARA - A 16-year-old girl was buried alive by relatives in southeast Turkey in a gruesome honour killing just because she reportedly befriended boys, the Anatolia news agency reported Thursday.

Acting on a tip-off, police discovered Medine Memi's body in a sitting position with her hands tied, in a two-metre-deep hole in a chicken pen outside her house in Kahta town, Adiyaman province, 40 days after she went missing, the agency said.

A subsequent post mortem revealed that she had a significant amount of soil in her lungs and stomach, meaning that she was buried alive, foresic experts told the agency.

"The autopsy result is blood-curdling. According to our findings, the girl -- who had no bruises on her body and no sign of narcotics or poison in her blood -- was alive and fully conscious when she was buried," one anonymous expert said.

Medine's father and grandfather have been formally arrested and jailed pending trial over her killing, the agency said.

The father is reported to have said in his testimony that the family was unhappy she had male friends.
Read the whole thing. I don't know how anyone could do this to their own child.


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