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Man accused of Banaz Mahmod 'honour' murder

Banaz Mahmod Babakir Agha
Banaz Mahmod's father and uncle were jailed for life for her murder

A man has been charged with the murder of a 20-year-old victim of a so-called "honour" killing.

Banaz Mahmod disappeared from her south London home in January 2006. Her body was found in a suitcase in Handsworth, Birmingham, three months later.

Three men, including her father and uncle, were found guilty of her murder.

Police have charged Omar Hussain, of Messenger Road, Smethwick, Birmingham, with murder. He appeared before magistrates in Greenwich earlier.

The 30-year-old is also charged with the attempted kidnap of Miss Mahmod's boyfriend, Rahmat Suleimani, and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Mr Hussain was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.

The victim's father Mahmod Mahmod, and her uncle Ari Mahmod, were jailed for life following a trial at the Old Bailey in 2007.

A third man, Mohammed Hama, was also jailed for carrying out the killing.



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