CNN Evening News for Friday, May 18, 2007
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(New York: Randi Kaye) The murder in northern Iraq last month of a 17-year-old Kurdish woman, Dua Khalil, who was kicked and stoned to death, reviewed; scenes shown of the cell phone video of this "honor killing"; details given of the arrests in the mob murder. [Amnesty International Malcolm SMART- wonders about the complicity.] [Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq director Houzan MAHMOUD- comments on these killings.] [Kurdistan regional government Qubad TALABANI- outlines what is being done to help victims of these kinds of crimes.]
(Studio and Turkey: Anderson Cooper) The case of an honor killing in Turkey reviewed; details given about the concept of this centuries-old tradition; scenes shown of victimized women with their faces covered while their stories are translated. [Two Turkish MEN - back the tradition.] [Reporter Julia CRITIAN- outlines the concept.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data from the U.N. on annual honor killings and suicides outlined on screen.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Human Rights Watch Farida Deif about honor killings. [DEIF - talks about the public nature of the murder of Dua Khalil; comments on the security officers who failed to intervene; offers perspective on the culture and religion that justifies these crime; states religious leaders need to speak out against violence against women.]