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Two in court over 'honour' death
Banaz Mahmod
Banaz Mahmod's body was dumped in a suitcase
Two men have appeared in court charged over the so-called honour killing of a 20-year-old woman from south London.

Amir Abbass, 22, is charged with conspiring to murder Banaz Mahmod whose father was jailed for life last year for her murder in 2006.

Mr Abbass, of no fixed address, and Dashti Babaker, 21, of Camberwell, south-east London, are also charged with perverting the course of justice.

They are due to stand trial at the Old Bailey on 28 July.

Body buried

At Friday's hearing, Mr Abbas was remanded in custody while Mr Babaker was granted conditional bail.

Miss Mahmod disappeared from Mitcham, south London, in January 2006 and her body was found buried in a suitcase in a Birmingham garden three months later.

In July last year, the victim's father Mahmod Mahmod, 52, and his brother Ari Mahmod, 50, from Mitcham, were jailed for 20 and 23 years respectively for her murder.

A third man, Mohamad Hama, 31, from South Norwood, south London, was sentenced to a minimum of 17 years for his involvement.


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