A woman in hiding speaks to the BBC Asian Network's Divya Talwar
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'Honour killings' are a growing problem, say campaigners

Campaigners say the number of crimes in the name of so-called ''honour'' - abductions, imprisonments and murders - is growing in the UK.

More than 11,000 were recorded by police forces between 2010 and 2014, according to figures obtained by the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation.

"Honour" crimes are acts which have been committed to protect the supposed reputation of a family or community.

The BBC Asian Network's Divya Talwar reports.

You can hear and watch the documentary, The Honour Code, on BBC Asian Network and Victoria Derbyshire on Thursday 9 July.

  • 09 Jul 2015
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