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Newsline: Pakistani-American sentenced to death in beheading of diplomat’s daughter

A Pakistan court sentenced Zahir Jaffer to death for killing a diplomat’s daughter in a beheading case that drew attention to lack of protection for domestic violence victims. An Islamabad judge sentenced Jaffer, a 30-year-old dual Pakistan-U.S. national, to death for killing Noor Mukadam, a 27-year-old daughter of a diplomat, last July in his family home in Islamabad. “This case is for all the daughters of Pakistan,” the victim’s father, former Pakistani ambassador Shaukat Ali Mukadam, told reporters at CNN. (https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2022/02/24/pakistan-zahir-jaffer-death-sentence-beheading-daughter-diplomat-noor-mukadam/8011645726750/) According to the victim’s father, Jaffer had used a sharp instrument to kill his daughter and sever her head on July 20, 2021, GEO News reported. Jaffer was arrested on the day of the killing with a murder weapon and bloodstained clothes at the scene, police reported, and he was later charged with premeditated murder, rape, abduction and confinement. Jaffer had pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.

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