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UK: Two housemates in court over Banaz Mahmod killing  31.1.2008 

 





January 31, 2008

LONDON, UK, -- Two housemates arrested after the body of a young Iraqi girl was found crammed in a suitcase in their back garden have appeared at the Old Bailey.

Banaz Mahmod, 20, an Iraqi Kurd, was raped and murdered in an apparent "honour" killing on January 24, 2006, which was was ordered after she fell in love with an Iranian Kurd Rahmat Suleimani.

Her naked corpse was stuffed in a suitcase and then driven to Birmingham and buried in a makeshift grave where her body lay undetected for three months.

Amir Abbas, 30, and Dashti Babaker,21,
www.ekurd.net both lived at the house in Alexandra Road, Handsworth, where police made the gruesome find.        

Banaz Mahmod Babakir Agha, Found dead, brutally killed by her family. Banaz had left her husband and fall in love with an Iranian Kurd.

Abbas is accused of conspiracy to murder and perverting the course of justice, while Babaker faces a single charge of perverting the course of justice.

In court last Friday, Abbas, formerly of Alexandra Road, Handsworth, Birmingham,was remanded in custody.

Babaker, formerly of the same address, but now of Laird House, Redcar Street, Camberwell, was released on conditional bail.

They will both appear in court on March 10.

Last year, Banaz's father Mahmod Mahmod, 52, of Morden Road, Wimbledon, and uncle Ari, 51, of Sandy Lane,Mitcham were jailed for life for plotting the murder along with Mohamad Hama, 31,
www.ekurd.net of Uffington Road, West Norwood, who pleaded guilty to murder.

Ari Mahmod was also convicted of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Pshtewan Hama, 27, of Cambridge Close, Hounslow, west London, admitted conspiracy to pervert the course of justice by trying to cover up the death and was jailed for eight months.

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