Afghan stabbed young mother in their shared apartment in Germany

Sabrina G.
born: 2000
Attempted murder: January 4, 2023
Place of residence: Dresden
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Afghanistan
Children: 1 baby
Perpetrator: her boyfriend Mohammad Omid A. (25 years old at the time of the crime)
On January 4, 2023, an Afghan stabbed his girlfriend in their shared apartment in Dresden. She was taken to the hospital seriously injured. The baby they had together was present at the time of the crime, but remained unharmed and has been placed under state care. The perpetrator is arrested in front of the house.

Sabrina is from Meißen and attends a special school in Dresden. A neighbor says that over the past 1.5 years the police have been called often because of domestic violence. The perpetrator is an asylum seeker, 25 years old according to official information. His photo suggests he is considerably older.

What is an honour killing?

An honour killing is a murder in the name of honour. If a brother murders his sister to restore family honour, it is an honour killing. According to activists, the most common reasons for honour killings are as the victim:

Questions about honour killings

  • refuses to cooperate in an arranged marriage.

  • wants to end the relationship.

  • was the victim of rape or sexual assault.

  • was accused of having a sexual relationship outside of marriage.

Human rights activists believe that 100,000 honour killings are carried out every year, most of which are not reported to the authorities and some are even deliberately covered up by the authorities themselves, for example because the perpetrators are good friends with local policemen, officials or politicians. Violence against girls and women remains a serious problem in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Serbia and Turkey.

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