In 2006, Ghazala’s brother and father were given life sentences and an aunt, three uncles and a family friend were also found guilty for being part of her murder.
The family had tracked down Ghazala after she eloped with long-term boyfriend Emal Khan, and they invited her to a ‘reconciliation meeting’ at Slagelse railway station, to kill her. Her husband was shot twice in the stomach, but survived. Mobile phone records demonstrated that all the family members were present in the area where the murder was carried out, and they were all in constant contact with each other.
The jury in the case suffered threats and vandalism while hearing the case..
Ghazala’s murder had been ordered by her father to save the family honour.
She had run away in September because telling her family about her marriage desires had lead to her being beaten and a prisoner in her room. She escaped to live with her boyfriend and they moved around to live with friends and repeatedly contacted the police for protection, but were denied help.Share this story Facebook,
One Response in “Ghazala Khan”
- christianne hilgenberg says:
My Dear Ghalzala ~ if only you had not trusted your family but this is foolish of me to even mention. I just pray that you and your Love Emal Khan are in the better part of paradise .. I will shed tears for your life and for this love you had a right to but were unfortunate to live in a culture where it was forbidden.
many tears many hugs many kisses
christianne I am witness to your Life, Ghalzala ❤
Leave a Dedication