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Pakistani Court Denies Bail For Father Charged In 'Honor Killing' Of British Woman

A Pakistani court has denied bail for the detained father of a British woman thought to have been the victim of a so-called honor killing.

Samia Shahid, a 28-year-old who held both Pakistani and British citizenship, was murdered in July during a visit with her family at a village in Pakistan's Punjab Province.

Regional police in the province announced the arrest of her father, Chaudhry Muhammad, as an accessory to murder.

Shahid’s first husband, Muhammad Shakeel, has been charged with raping and killing her.

Defense lawyer Mian Arif said on September 10 that his bail application was rejected by the court.

The next hearing has been schedule within the next week in the city of Jhelum.

Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters, and Dawn