Woman 'stoned to death by family' in Pakistan

A woman has been stoned to death in Pakistan by up to 20 members of her family for marrying the man she loved, police and lawyers said.

Farzana Parveen, 25, had married Mohammad Iqbal, to whom she had been engaged for years in opposition to her family, police official Naseem Butt said.

The woman's family attacked her and her husband with sticks and bricks in broad daylight before a crowd of onlookers in front of the high court of Lahore.

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Relatives arrested after woman stoned to death in Pakistan

Police in Pakistan have arrested at least four relatives of a pregnant woman who was stoned to death for marrying a man her parents did not approve of, ITV News has been told. William Hague said he was "appalled" by the killing of Farzana Parveen.