Honour killing stories 2007

Born: 1972
Attempted murder: January 3, 2007
Residence: Remscheid
Origin: Perpetrator: Italy
Children: yes, number unclear
Perpetrator: her divorced husband Francesco S. (age 38 at the time of the crime)

On January 3, 2007, Francesco, an Italian, lies in the stairwell waiting for his divorced wife. He knocks her down in front of the basement door and shoots her 5 times. The victim survives badly wounded.

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Frixos Gedas
Born: 1982
Shot dead: 4 January 2007
residence: Berlin
Origin: Victim: Greece, Perpetrator: Turkey
Children: probably none
Perpetrator: Okhan Y., at the time of the crime 22 years

A teenage girl falls in love with Frixos, a Greek who is eight years older. In June 2005, she is then 17 years old she breaks off the relationship with him.They say he used drugs and is a criminal (and is known to the police).

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Strangled: January 13, 2007
Residence: Kamen/NRW
Origin: Turkey
Children: 2 children
Perpetrator: her husband Ahmed (age 41 at the time of the crime)

Gönül and Ahmed married in 1989 in Turkey and moved to Germany in 1990. They have 2 children. Possibly many years later, Gönül falls in love with another man. On January 13, 2007, Ahmed goes to the shared bedroom to sleep with his wife.

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born 1972
stabbed to death: 16 January 2007
Residence: Munich
Origin: perpetrator: Turkey, victim: Germany
Children: one daughter (8 years old) and two sons (10, 15 years old)
Perpetrator: Menderes K., 36 years old at the time of the crime, warehouse worker

Marion and Menderes have lived together for 18 years. They have three children. There are quarrels, unemployment, some divorces, money problems. They both drink alcohol and spend a lot of time playing computer games.

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Walentyna K.
Born: 1984
Attempted murder: 7 March 2007
Location: Berlin
Origin: Victim: Ukraine; Perpetrator: presumably Turkey
Children: 3
Perpetrator: her ex-husband Ahmed G. (51 years old at the time of the crime)

Walentyna is a teacher from Ukraine, has a 4-year-old daughter with her husband Ahmed and divorced him in 2013. He does not want to accept this and starts stalking her. Later she marries Greek cook Konstantinos (48 years old).

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Derya Pešter
Born: 1988
shot dead: 9 March 2007
Residence: Mönchengladbach
Origin: Turkey
Children: none
Perpetrator: her father Erol, Turkish and Dutch citizen, at the time of the crime already 30 years in the West (Netherlands and Germany, respectively)

Derya was born in 1988 in Westervoort, the Netherlands. When she reaches puberty, her father forbids her to participate in swimming lessons, go to birthday parties (where boys are also invited) or enroll in dance classes at school.

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Rukiye Pešter
born: 1969
shot dead: 9 March 2007
Residence: Mönchengladbach
Origin: Turkey
Children: an adult daughter, Derya, who was shot to death with her, a son (born 1994), a daughter (born 1997)
Perpetrator: her ex-husband Erol, Turkish and Dutch citizen, in the West (Netherlands and Germany, respectively) since 30 years at the time of the crime

Rukiye was married in 1995 in Kayseri, Turkey. Her groom lives in the Netherlands. On a vacation at home, his family chooses the 16-year-old as his marriage partner. Although they are cousins, they do not know each other.

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Ömer Y.
born 1989
stabbed: 11 March 2007
Residence: Berlin-Neukölln
Origin: Turkey
Children: none
Perpetrator: Hakan T. (17 years old at the time of the crime)

Ömer is doing an internship as an auto mechanic and is in love with the vocational student Rabiya (17 years old). She meets her ex-boyfriend Hakan, whom she knows from school, early in the morning on March 11, 2007 - supposedly for a talk.

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Born: 1966
shot dead: 21 March 2007
Residence: Solingen
Origin: Turkey
Children: one daughter (12 years old at the time of the crime), one son (3 years old)
Perpetrator: her partner Yakub S. (45 years old), living in Germany for 30 years

In March 2007, Yakub S., a 45-year-old Turk, shoots his 41-year-old partner in Solingen. They do not live together because he is married to another woman who is from his Turkish home village. It is possible that he had married his wife through an arranged marriage, and that he later took the other woman as his second wife.

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Suzana L.
Born: 1982
shot dead: 31 March 2007
Residence: Elsenfeld/Franconia
Crime scene: Stuttgart
Origin: Kosovo
Children: 2 daughters (born 2004 and 2005), who have been living with the killer's mother in Kosovo since the crime
Perpetrator: Avdyl Lajqi, her ex-husband, an Albanian from Kosovo, 32 years old at the time of the crime and already 16 years in Germany

In 2000 Suzana is 18 years old and married to a Serb living in Germany. In 2002 he takes her to Elsenfeld, Franconia, and starts abusing her. She has to live in a flat with his mother.

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born: 1972
Shot dead: April 11, 2007
Residence: Cologne
Origin: Turkey
Children: 2 girls (16, 17 years old at the time of the crime), 1 son (8 years old)
Perpetrator: her ex-partner Hamsa (41 years old)

In 1997, Fethiye and Hamsa met. The following year, a son was born. Fethiye already has two daughters, one of whom is disabled. During their relationship, Fethiye filed charges against her partner for domestic violence three times.

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Margarete M.
born 1975
shot dead: 29 April 2007
Residence: Schweinfurt/Mettmann
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Macedonia or Albania
Children: 5 (3-15 years old at the time of the crime)
Perpetrator: Ilja M., her divorced husband (39 years old)

At about 1992 Margarete and Ilya got married. He has no profession, she is trained as a saleswoman in retail, but later takes care of the 5 children they have together. Sometimes the family lives in Belgium.

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Georgius K.
Born: 1971
shot dead: 5 May 2007
Residence: Röthenbach (central Franconia)
Origin: victim: probably Greece; perpetrator: Kosovo
Children: one son (age 5), one daughter (age 16)
Perpetrator: Nedjat Kempinski, Kosovo-Albanian, age 32 at the time of the crime

Nedjat's sister Jasmin (then 30 or 34 years old) works as a waitress in a restaurant and has an affair with the innkeeper Georgius. His ancestry is sometimes called Greek, sometimes Georgian, sometimes Russian-Greek.

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Born: 1988
stabbed to death: 26 May 2007
Residence: Munich
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Tunisia
Children: none
Perpetrator: her husband Aimen, Tunisian national, 24 years old at the time of the crime, living in Germany for one year

Sandra is not married off, nor is she from a Muslim country. She is from Munich and is (as far as one can judge from the outside) in very normal, good circumstances. When she was 17, on vacation in Tunisia, she fell in love with an entertainer and a hairdresser.

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Born: 1982
stabbed: 26 May 2007
Residence: Nuremberg
Origin: Iraq
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: her former life partner Adnan M., 33 years old at the time of the crime

Sahar's parents sold their 18-year-old daughter in 2000 from Iraq to Adnan, a cab driver from Augsburg. The two are married by an imam from Munich. This is the beginning of her ordeal. Sahar is beaten and held like a prisoner.

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Aynur Özdemir
born: 1984
stabbed to death: 8 June 2007
Residence: Cologne-Zündorf
Origin: Turkey
Children: none
Perpetrator: her husband Vedat Özdemir (25 years old at the time of the crime)

Aynur has lived in Cologne since childhood. At the age of 19 she is forcibly married off to a Turkish cousin. The couple lives in Cologne, first with her parents, later in their own flat. She works as a pharmacy assistant, he at an engine manufacturer.

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Imre K.
born 1968
stabbed: July 23, 2007
Residence: Munich
Origin: Turkey
Children: 4 or 5 children together
Perpetrator: her husband, 43 years old at the time of the crime and in Germany for almost 30 years.

Faruk was born in Turkey, came to Germany as a schoolboy and later worked as a street sweeper in Munich. In 1984, his family married him to 16-year-old Imre. The two have lived together for over twenty years and have 4 or 5 children.

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Yvan Schneider
Born: 1988
Struck dead: 21 August 2007
Residence: Rommelshausen/Stuttgart
Origin: Victim: France, Perpetrator: from Turkish-Croatian family
Children: none
Perpetrator: Deniz Eroglu, just under 19 years old at the time of the crime, born in Germany

Honor crimes against men are rare. But the murder of 19-year-old Yvan is a particularly savage example. The perpetrator is the German Turk Deniz Eroglu. His then-girlfriend, Sessen, is a 16-year-old girl from Eritrea.

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Asta Gietenbruch
Born: 1968
Strangled: September 17, 2007
Residence: Kempten (Allgäu)
Origin: Victim: Lithuania; Offender: Morocco
Children: 2
Perpetrator: her ex-lover Zohair El B. (28 years old)

In early 2007, Zohair took a course in German with Asta Gietenbruch, who is from Lithuania. She is an interpreter and married to a German named Torsten. Asta and Zohair begin an affair.

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Katharina Heinitz
Born: 1980
Asphyxiated: September 29th, 2007
Residence: Dresden
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Turkey
Children: 1 daughter (7 years old at the time of the crime)
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Mehmet S. (34 years old)

Mehmet is a kebab vendor, married and has 4 children. He begins an affair with the singer Katharina. She sings in the band Menichal Servants. Because he does not want a divorce, Katharina separates from him in the winter of 2006/2007.

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Jasmin U.
born 1981
stabbed to death: 16 November 2007
Residence: Gelsenkirchen
Origin: victim: Germany, perpetrator: Turkey
Children: two children and an unborn
Perpetrator: her divorced husband Ramazan U. (aged 33 at the time of the crime)

Jasmin and Ramazan married in 2000. They live in the district of Rotthausen in Gelsenkirchen. There are several police interventions because of domestic violence. When they separate, Ramazan moves to Bottrop.

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Aylin Korkmaz
born 1972
Attempted murder: 21 November 2007
Residence: Baden-Baden
Origin: Turkey / Kurds
Children: 3 common children, 10, 12 and 14 years old at the time of the crime
Perpetrator: her Kurdish ex-husband Mehmet Korkmaz, 48 years old at the time of the crime, in Germany since 1978.

Aylin is not dead. But her injuries are so severe that the prosecutor said during the trial that such injuries usually occur only in corpses. In March 1991, Aylin went to a trade school in Turkey.

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Born: 1976
shot dead: 12 December 2007
Residence: Löhnberg (near Limburg/Hesse)
Origin: Turkey
Children: two
Perpetrator: her husband, 33 years old at the time of the crime

Elif has been married to her husband for ten (or 13) years. Later, neighbors and the brother of the murdered woman testified that they often quarreled. This was also the case on December 12, 2007: The unemployed husband goes to the bathroom, loads his gun there and shoots his wife in the children's room in front of his nine-year-old daughter.

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Kalliopi T.
born 1971
murdered: 28 December 2007
Residence: Lübeck
Origin: Greece
Children: 1 son (age 4 at the time of the crime), 1 daughter (age 7)
Perpetrator: her ex-husband Efstratios (37 years old at the time of the crime)

In 1999, Kalliopi (called Poppi) and Efstratios marry in Greece, move to Stuttgart and have two children. In 2003, Efstratios is sent to prison for two years for drug offenses. Kalliopi divorces him and receives custody of the two children.

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