Pakistan court orders ears and noses to be cut off

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A Pakistani court has ordered that 2 men have their ears and noses cut off, as punishment for doing the same to a woman who refused to get married one of them.

The 2 brothers were found guilty of kidnapping 20-year-old Fazeelat Bibi, one of their cousins, in September.

The judge in Lahore also sentenced them to life in prison. Sentence was passed on Monday below a rarely invoked Islamic law dating from the 1980s. Formerly similar sentences have been revoked on appeal.

Government prosecutor Mr. Ehtisham Qadir said the punishment had been awarded in accordance with the Islamic principle of "an eye for an eye".

"They put a noose around her neck, and then cut off her ears and nose," Mr. Ehtisham Qadir told the BBC.

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