Those were the words spoken by a father in a desperate attempt to justify pulling the trigger on his teenage daughter, Saba Qaiser. She featured in our film "A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness," which just won an Academy Award for best documentary short on Sunday.
In a small town in the province of Punjab in Pakistan, in the dead of night, Saba's father and her uncle lured her into a car, drove her to a riverbank and then shot her twice before stuffing her body in a sack and dumping it in the river. Her only crime was marrying the man she loved without her family's permission."
Read article by Sharpen Obaid-Chinoy and Maheen Sadiq from The Huffington Post.