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Arash Ghorbani-Zarin (1985–2004) was an Iranian student at Oxford Brookes University who was murdered by the brothers of his girlfriend, Manna Begum in a case of honour killing. His body was discovered in a car in Rose Hill, Oxfordshire, on November 20, 2004. He had been stabbed 46 times. Miss Begum's father, Bangladeshi-born waiter Chomir Ali (44), had intended for his daughter to enter a forced marriage, which she had refused. When his daughter became pregnant he ordered his sons Mohammed Mujibar Rahman (19) and Mamnoor Rahman (16) to kill Ghorbani-Zarin. The Royal Courts of Justice in London sentenced Ali to jail for life and his sons to a minimum terms of 16 and 14 years respectively.[1][2]


  1. BBC News: Family guilty of 'honour killing', November 4, 2005
  2. BBC News: Jail for 'honour killing' family, December 12, 2005


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