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ICC Note: Waseem Baloch confessed that he killed his sister, Qandeel, a Pakistani Social Media star. Waseem is proud of the murder, stating that by killing his sister he was helping to restore his family’s honor. Pakistan is notorious for disregarding the rights of its female citizens. In Pakistani culture, women are seen as having little to no inherent value; thus, women are often the primary victims of social and religious persecution. Women who are a part of a religious minority or who go against the dictates of traditional Islam are especially targeted.

7/18/2016 Pakistan (CNN) – The brother of Pakistani social media star, Qandeel Baloch, says he’s proud he killed his sister, claiming he did it because “girls are born to stay home.”

The 25 year-old Qandeel was strangled Fridayat her family home in the city of Multan in the Pakistani province of Punjab. After going on the run, her brother was later arrested. In his confession video, he expresses no regret.

“I am proud of what I did. I drugged her first, then I killed her,” Waseem Baloch says. “She was bringing dishonor to our family.”

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