Rifqa Bary's fate is decided tomorrow. It's different in devout Muslim households.
A 15-year-old schoolgirl allegedly murdered for falling in love told her boyfriend that she had been 'tortured' by her father, a court heard today.
A week later Goren, 49, plunged an axe into Mr Unal's neck in a desperate bid to restore his family's honour, the court heard.
Mr Unal, speaking from behind a screen, told the Old Bailey about a time when they met up at Stratford bus station in east London.
He said: 'When I saw Tulay there I looked at her face and I saw that she had bruising to her eye.
'She told me that her father tortured her and beat her and that her uncle Cuma was pressuring her.
'I said 'all this will pass, don't worry'. She said to me, "really, genuinely, I hate these people, I hate the house".
'In fact she said she didn't have much time, she said she had to go. She said "because my father follows me all the time".'
Mehmet Goren, 49, of Navestock Crescent, Woodford Green, and his brothers, Cuma Goren, 42, of Evesham Avenue, Walthamstow, and Ali Goren, 55, of Brettenham Road, Walthamstow, deny murdering Tulay on January 7 1999.
They also deny conspiracy to murder Mr Unal, between May 1998 and February 1999.
Mr Unal, who came to Britain from Turkey in 1992, told the court how he first met Tulay when she worked at a clothes factory in Hackney, east London, during her summer holidays in 1998.
Her mother also worked at the factory, where Mr Unal was a supervisor, the court was told.
Mr Unal, now 41, said Tulay told him that she was 17 and he said he was 29.
'Tulay said "age isn't important, what is important is mutual love",' said Mr Unal, speaking through a Turkish interpreter. 'She was unhappy, she wanted to have someone that she could embrace as a husband.'
The court heard that she told him: 'Halil, I like you a lot, I hate my family and I want to run away from that house. I am looking for a man who will love me and marry me.'