Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The cousin of a woman murdered in a so-called honor-killing case allowed her body to be buried in his garden

Banaz Mahmod, 20, an Iraqi Kurd from south London, was killed and buried in a suitcase in Birmingham in April 2006. Her father Mahmod Mahmod and uncle Ari Mahmod have been jailed for life. Dashti Babaker, 21, and his friend Amir Abbas, 31, deny perverting the course of justice and "preventing the lawful and decent burial of a corpse". Babaker, of Redcar Street, Camberwell, south-east London, and Abbas, of no fixed address, were living at the house in Alexandra Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, where Ms Mahmod's body was found buried 5ft deep in the back garden.

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