ITV wins International Emmy for Banaz film

Nineteen-year-old Banaz Mahmod's father and uncle were jailed for life in 2007 for their roles in her honour killing
Nineteen-year-old Banaz Mahmod's father and uncle were jailed for life in 2007 for their roles in her honour killing Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

ITV has won a current affairs International Emmy for its documentary “Banaz: An Honour Killing”, which chronicles the brutal honour killing of a young British Kurdish woman in suburban London by her own family.

The film reveals how 19-year-old Banaz Mahmod was threatened after falling in love with another man after walking out of an abusive forced marriage.

Her father and uncle were both jailed for life in 2007 for their roles in her murder and two cousins were eventually extradited from Iraq and jailed for carrying out her killing.

In 2006 Banaz predicted her own murder, and months later her strangled body was found in the garden of a house in Birmingham.

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