Banaz Mahmod 'honour' killing cousins jailed for life

London, Nov.11 (ANI): Two cousins who murdered a relative because her family disapproved of her boyfriend have been jailed for life.

Banaz Mahmod, 20, an Iraqi Kurd from Mitcham, south London, was strangled in January 2006 and her body buried in a suitcase in Handsworth, Birmingham.

Mohammed Saleh Ali and Omar Hussain, both 28, received minimum jail terms of 22 and 21 years respectively, the BBC reports.

The victim's father Mahmod Mahmod and uncle Ari Mahmod were jailed for life her murder in 2007.

Ali and Hussain - who were also found guilty of burying Miss Mahmod's body, conspiring to kidnap her boyfriend Rahmat Sulemani and threatening to kill him - fled to Iraq after the murder. (ANI)

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