Stoned to death simply for marrying the man she loved

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Nothing has horrified me more than seeing the awful footage of a woman, five months pregnant, stoned to death for daring to want to marry the man she loves.

Sexual freedom is something most of us in this country take for granted these days.

Hundreds of women die in so-called honour killings in Pakistan and this woman was beaten with bricks and batons outside a court in Lahore.

Farzana Parveen, 25, married Mohammad Iqbal in January against her family’s wishes after being engaged to him for years.

Lahore styles itself as Pakistan’s cultural – a capital where clearly death is the price to pay for a love that’s forbidden.

That price is far, far too high for anyone to pay.