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Iran arrests man over ‘honor killing’ of 14-year-old daughter

According to local media, 14-year-old Romina Ashrafi was beheaded in her sleep.

The murder of a 14-year-old girl in Iran who ran off with an older man has renewed calls for the government to impose harsher punishments on so-called honor killings. 

In mid-May, Romina Ashrafi fled the town of Talesh with her 34-year-old boyfriend, Bahamn Khavari. They were apprehended by police less than a week later. 

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