Tears of honor to the audience tonight after the Banaz Mahmod family members were found guilty in the terrifying final episode of ITV's new two-part drama.
Many expressed their horror when the tortured body of the 20-year-old Iraqi Kurdish woman from south London was discovered in a suitcase in a garden in Birmingham.
And viewers flocked to Twitter to “thank God” to bring the men responsible to justice. One tweet tweeted, "It's not often a drama that moves me to tears, but this one has what makes room for an absolutely heartbreaking and utterly shocking event."
Another wrote: & # 39; #Honour on ITV is absolutely heartbreaking. It is incomprehensible that someone was murdered by his own family because he fell in love. & # 39;
The powerful ITV drama tells the powerful story of DCI Caroline Goodes (played by Keeley Hawes) passionate about finding the fate of Banaz after her disappearance.
In the final episode tonight, Banaz's father Mahmod Mahmod and uncle Ari Mahmod were convicted of their murder after falling in love with a man of their choice and whom their family disapproved of – Kurdish immigrant Rahmat Sulemani (played by Moe Bar-El) -. who committed suicide 10 years after the court judgment.
Banaz Mahmod's family members (pictured) were found guilty in the terrifying final episode of ITV's new two-part drama Honor
Viewers flocked to Twitter to bring "thank God" the men responsible to justice. A tweet tweeted, "It's not often a drama that moves me to tears, but this one has what an absolutely heartbreaking and utterly shocking event took place"
The audience at home watched in horror as Banaz's tortured body was discovered in a suitcase buried in a garden in Birmingham. In the picture DCI Goode on site
When the DCI team discovered Goode Banaz's body, the detective admitted, "I prayed to God we'd find her here until I saw her."
But forensic scientists revealed the terrible news that they would have difficulty removing Banaz's body from the suitcase and would not find any DNA.
"I'm not sure we can get her out, I think she'll just fall apart," the officer admitted.
"I'd be surprised if we could get them (DNA) out of this mess, let alone anyone else's."
DCI Goode later spoke to the translator who was helping the police with their case and asked, "What kind of people think anything in the world is more important than the lives of their own children?"
The drama tells the powerful story of DCI Caroline Goodes (played by Keeley Hawes, pictured) passionately searching for the fate of Banaz, a 20-year-old Iraqi Kurdish woman from south London after she disappeared
In tonight's final episode, Banaz & # 39; father and uncle were convicted of their murder after falling in love with a man of their choice and whom their family disapproved of, Kurdish immigrant Rahmat Sulemani (pictured, played by Moe Bar- El).
"People for whom life without honor is worthless," he replied before a tense DCI snapped Goode, "Are you defending them?"
"Not at all," replied the translator. "But you have to understand that they protect the honor of the family name, otherwise no one will marry their children and their children will starve."
"Not here, not in this country," argued DCI Goode, to which the translator replied, "Why am I bringing my family here?
“The men in their family are all such idiots … look at what they did to their own family, the waste. They are in every language in the country and their actions bring shame to the entire Kurdish community. You dishonor us all. & # 39;
When the DCI team (pictured) discovered Goode Banaz & # 39; s body, the detective admitted, "I prayed to God we would find her here until I saw her."
At the premiere yesterday, viewers at home watched one of the five killers – Mohammed Hama, who had been arrested – brag about the murder and laugh as he called his friends unaware that his calls were being monitored by the police.
And tonight he claimed that although he did not kill Banaz, he was "welcomed as a hero" in his own country for helping to "bring justice".
"I didn't kill her," he said to his lawyer. I went to Birmingham. I helped put them in the ground, we pulled up the stones, we dug the hole, I pulled up the suitcase, it broke the pipe and the water came, that's all. & # 39;
“I have done justice in my own country, that is the truth. When I go home to my own country they will greet me as a hero, ”he added before saying he would admit his crimes.
During the trial of Banaz & # 39; uncle and father, the young girl's sister and boyfriend stood on the stand and described how both of Banaz & # 39; Family had received death attempts or threats against them.
After hearing the violence and threats Banaz's sister witnessed as a child, the jury found both the uncle and the father guilty of murder – much to the relief of the tormented viewers.
Forensic scientists revealed the terrible news that they may not be able to remove Banaz's body from the suitcase it was placed in and would certainly not find any DNA. In the picture officers at the scene
After hearing the violence and threats Banaz's sister witnessed as a child, the jury found both the uncle and father guilty. Pictured center, Keeley Hawes as Caroline Goode
One tweeted: & # 39; (Banaz) got the justice it deserved. It could have been prevented if these other police officers had listened to their honor. «
Another wrote: “Banaz actually gave the police a list of the men they killed. Chilling on so many levels. & # 39;
& # 39; Poor Banaz. Dreadful. I'm glad there was some justice, ”added one.
After hearing the violence and threats Banaz's sister witnessed as a child, the jury found both the uncle and father guilty of murder – much to the relief of the tormented viewers
In yesterday's episode, the young girl's family members were arrested after the Kurdish immigrant Rahmat reported the disappearance of his friend Banaz.
Banaz had left her husband last year for alleged physical and sexual abuse and had returned to live with her parents in Merton, South London. In real life, her estranged husband was never charged with any Banaz-related crime.
She subsequently started a relationship with Rahmat, who told the police that it was a shame for the community for a Kurdish woman to leave her husband, and especially after she picked a "love match".
Other actors involved in the series include Waj Ali, Ahd, Rhianne Barreto, Michael Jibson and Robby Haynes. The honor was written by Gwyneth Hughes of Vanity Fair and directed by Richard Laxton from Mrs. Wilson. Keeley has also served as executive producer.
Talking about the ITV drama based on real-life events, Keeley said, & # 39; It's a privilege to be working on Honor as the Buddy Club's first project.
“At a time when honor killings are still widespread, it's important to shed light on such an important issue. The story of Banaz Mahmod and the subsequent DCI Goode investigation certainly needs to be told, and I am proud to be a part of it. & # 39;
Who was Banaz Mahmod?
Banaz Mahmod, 20, an Iraqi Kurd from south London, was raped and killed on the orders of her father Mahmod Mahmod in January 2006 after she left her alleged abusive husband and fell in love with another man, Rahmat Sulemani, whom her family had disagreed with .
She was raped, tortured, and strangled to death with a shoelace after breaking out of a marriage that she had entered into only three years earlier at the age of 17.
Her body was put in a suitcase and taken to the Midlands before being buried in a makeshift grave in a garden in Handsworth, Birmingham.
Banaz Mahmod (picture), 20, an Iraqi Kurd from south London, was raped and killed in January 2006 on the orders of her father Mahmod Mahmod
After a three month trial at the Old Bailey, her father Mahmod Mahmod was found guilty of murder in 2007 and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Meanwhile, her uncle Ari Mahmod was also found guilty of the murder and sentenced to 23 years.
Mohamad Hama also admitted murder and was sentenced to at least 17 years in prison.
Three years later, Banaz's cousins, Omar Hussain and Mohamad Saleh Ali, who committed the murder, were extradited from Iraq and sentenced to life imprisonment.
The young woman's nightmare when she was forced to marry a then 28-year-old Kurd, whom she later told the police were "very strict".
She had only met her future husband three times before their wedding day and, according to Banaz, she was regularly subjected to physical and sexual abuse by her husband.
Her estranged husband has never been charged with any Banaz-related crime.
From December 2005 to January 2006, Banaz reported to police five times that her family wanted her dead and described the sexual violence she allegedly endured by her abusive husband.
In a taped interview with police before her death, Banaz told an official that she was being persecuted by members of the Iraqi Kurdish community.
Mr. Sulemani never recovered from the death of his beloved friend and committed suicide in 2016 after he reportedly told police that there was "no life" for him.
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