Brothers accused in Pakistan stoning arrested

AP News
Posted: Jun 04, 2014 10:19 AM

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say they have arrested two brothers who participated in a mob attack during which their sister was stoned to death with bricks for marrying against the family's wishes.

Police spokesman Nayab Haider Rizvi says the two men were arrested Wednesday from a home in the eastern Punjab province.

Rizvi says authorities also arrested a third man for taking part in the assault who has claimed the woman, 25-year-old Farzana Parveen, was married to him at the time she married against her family's wishes.

International pressure has mounted on Pakistan since May 27, when Parveen was killed on the way to court in the eastern city of Lahore.

Authorities arrested the woman's father after the attack and four other people were arrested last Friday.