Honour killing stories 2008

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Feysal Hamid
Born: 1960
Murdered: 23 January 2008
Residence: Cologne
Origin: victim: Syria, originally Palestinian; perpetrator: Iraq
Children: 8
Perpetrator: Sattar A. (age 35 at the time of the crime)

Feysal has 8 children in Syria and comes to Cologne in 2004. He is tolerated and works as a cook. When he comes home from work on January 23, 2008, he disappears. Nearly a month later, the body is found in a sewer in Belgium with a shattered head, shackles and stab wounds.

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Emine S.
born: 1984
shot dead: 28 January 2008
Residence: Munich
Origin: Turkey
Children: one daughter (5 years old), shot
Perpetrator: Servet S., 45 years old at the time of the crime, had been in Germany for more than 20 years

From 2001 to 2005 or 2006 Emine is married to a Turk and lives in Wuppertal. During that time, a daughter is born (paternity is not one hundred percent clear). When her husband finds out that she is having an affair with his uncle Servet, he files for divorce.

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Ursula and Heribert R.
born: Ursula: 1945, Heribert: 1955
stabbed to death: 14 March 2008
Location: Berlin
Origin: victim: Germany, perpetrator: Turkish father
Perpetrator: their grandson Erdal, at the time of the crime 18 years

Claudia W. is 16 or 18 years old when she gets together with Sahin Ö., a Turk who is seven years older. In twenty years, four children of their own are born. The two do not marry, presumably because Claudia enters into a sham marriage with Sahin's brother to give him the right to stay in Germany.

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Aysin T.
born 1975
shot dead: 26 March 2008
Residence: Hamburg
Origin: Turkey
Children: a 7-year-old son at the time of the crime
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Ali U. (age 36 at the time of the crime)

Already during the long relationship of Aysin and Ali, the Turk beats his wife and their common young son. In October 2007, Aysin divorces, but her ex-boyfriend doesn't leave it at that, he lurks around and harasses her.

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Frank H.
born 1958
shot dead: 12 May 2008
Residence: Berlin
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Turkey
Perpetrator: Mustafa T. (age 40 at the time of the crime), ex-husband of his German wife

For almost 15 years Mustafa T. (40 years) is married to Nicole (35 years). 2004 they separate and they later divorce. Three children were born from the marriage: Naclican, Baresch and Ali (ages 10, 11 and 13), who live with their father.

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Morsal Obeidi
born: 1991
stabbed to death: May 15/16, 2008
Residence: Hamburg
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: none
Perpetrator: her at the time of the crime 23-year-old brother Ahamad-Sobair Obeidi (who has been living in Germany for 15 years and has had German citizenship for 5 years)

On the night of May 15-16, 2008, German-Afghan Ahamad stabbed his 16-year-old sister in downtown Hamburg. After twenty stabs, he fled and left the girl bleeding to death in a parking lot. He is arrested at noon the next day.

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Sadiqua M.
born 1978
Attempted murder: 21 May 2008
Residence: Hamburg
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: none
Perpetrator: her divorced husband, Sultan Ahmad M., age 24 at the time of the crime.

In April 2007, Sadiqua and Sultan Ahmad were married. For the perfume saleswoman with a German passport, it is her second marriage. Just one month later, Sultan beats his wife into the hospital. Witnesses call the police, but both deny the incident.

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born: 1984
killed: 1 June 2008
Residence: Munich-Giesing
Origin: Turkey
Children: one son, at the time of the crime 18 months old
Perpetrator: her husband Hasan T., at the time of the crime 31 years old

On June 1, 2008, Hasan T., a trained hotel manager, called the fire department at about 10:15 am. In his apartment, someone had fallen. Rescuers find the apartment full of blood. Hasan's 24-year-old wife Safiye is dead, her body unclothed.

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Karin Prokein
born 1960
strangled: 22 June 2008
Residence: Bad Nauheim (Hesse)
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Egypt
Children: 2 daughters
Perpetrator: her boyfriend Tarek E. (age 46 at the time of the crime)

Tarek came from Egypt to Germany in 1980. His asylum application was rejected. By marrying a German and having 2 children (and divorce) he gets a residence permit. In 2003, Tarek meets Karin. Karin is a lawyer, married and director of a Parkinson's clinic in Bad Nauheim, Hesse.

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Sekin Ö.
born: 1970
stabbed: 7 July 2008
Residence: Nuremberg
Origin: Turkey
Children: 3 sons
Perpetrator: her ex-husband Mithat Ö. (aged 39 at the time of the crime)

Sekin is a kitchen help at the Nuremberg exhibition center, her husband Mithat works as a warehouse manager. Because he is violent, she divorces in 2002. Six years after the divorce he asks her to return to him.

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Born: 1992
Attempted murder: July 10, 2008
Residence: Bonn
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Lebanon
Children: none
Perpetrators: Alan M., Mohammad H. (at the time of the crime 17 years and 18 years old)

Under the pretext that he has a surprise for her, Alan lures his ex-girlfriend Vanessa to a lookout in the woods. Because she has fallen for another boy (or is just not sure of her feelings), Alan signals two masked henchmen.

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born: 1991
nearly beaten and kicked to death: July 15, 2008
Residence: Trier
Origin: Iraq
Children: none
Perpetrator: her brother, Abbas A., at the time of the crime 21 years old, in Germany for 12 years, German passport

Sonoor's family has been living in Germany for 15 years, but the Iraqi village's rules of upbringing remain in place. At least father and brother abuse the girl. Therefore, in April 2008, she is taken to an emergency shelter for women and girls.

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Born: 1962
Almost killed: July 15, 2008
Residence: Munich
Origin: Turkey
Children: 2 sons (ages 21, 22) and a 7-year-old daughter
Perpetrator: her husband Recai H., 45, living separately

At some point in the 25-year marriage, Recai becomes addicted to drugs. Being unemployed anyway, he goes back to Turkey, but then comes back to Munich, drinks and terrorizes his wife. In March 2008, this develops into a situation where he is no longer allowed in the family home.

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Kumru A.
born: 1977
stabbed to death: 19 July 2008
Residence: Elmshorn (district of Pinneberg)
Origin: Turkey
Children: 2 daughters, at the time of the crime 9 and 11 years old
Perpetrator: her divorced husband Mesut A.,
37 years old at the time of the crime

Kumru was stabbed to death on the street in Elmshorn near Hamburg by her divorced husband on July 19, 2008. He had ambushed her at the front door and argued with her all the way to the bus stop. When he got on the bus, the Turk stabbed his wife in front of the other passengers.

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Born: 1987
Attempted murder: July 20, 2008
Residence: Bernkastel-Kues / Albstadt
Origin: former Yugoslavia
Children: none
Perpetrator: the father of his girlfriend (at the time of the crime 61 years old, in Germany for 40 years)

Mirko is probably a Serb from Kosovo. Through the Internet, he meets 17-year-old Adea and is secretly together with her for two years. Adea lives with her family in Albstadt near Stuttgart. The two talk about marriage.

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born: 1977
stabbed: 5 August 2008
Residence: Ibbenbüren / Münster
Origin: Victim: Syria; Perpetrator: Turkey (both Kurds / Yezidis)
Perpetrators: 5 Kurds between the ages of 19 and 52

After a braking maneuver with head-on collision, a chase ensues in the industrial area of Lotte-Büren (Westphalia). A 31-year-old Syrian from Ibbenbüren is dragged out of his car and stabbed by the 40-year-old main perpetrator.

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Ibtihal Al Z.
Born: 1988
Shot dead: 31 August 2008
Residence: Iserlohn/Schwerte
Origin: Victim: Lebanon; Perpetrator: Syria
Children: none
Perpetrators: her uncle Hussain (at the time of the crime 48 years old, Finnish citizen) and her cousin Ezzedin A. (Syrian, 20 years old)

Ibtihal is a stateless Kurdish woman from Lebanon. She was born in Bochum and has five or six siblings. She is 20 years old, completed her high school with a diploma and is doing an internship in a kindergarten to begin training as a kindergarten teacher.

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Irina H.
born: 1983
shot dead: 2 September 2008
Residence: Düsseldorf
Origin: victim: CIS, perpetrator: Serbia-Montenegro
Children: a son of the perpetrator, in his early twenties
Perpetrator: Irina's ex-lover Drago Skrba, at the time of the crime 54 years old, in Germany since 1971, German passport

Is this murder an honor killing? A few things point to it. For two years Irina, a business administration student, was in a relationship with a man more than twice her age who runs a dental laboratory in Düsseldorf.

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Canan Yüksel
Born: 1979
Attempted murder: September 4, 2008
Residence: Cologne
Origin: Turkey
Children: she has a 7 year old daughter
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Davut Y., Turkish Kurd, at the time of the crime 43 years

With this honor killing, it remains an attempted murder. The case is nevertheless found in this archive, because in the courtroom the perpetrator explicitly mentions honor as a motive. In 2005, Canan and Davut get to know each other through the Internet.

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Shirin P. and her mother (severely injured)
born: 2007
stabbed to death: 25 September 2008
Residence: Hannover
Origin: victim: Germany, perpetrator: Iran
Children: the girl herself was still a baby
Perpetrator: Masoud M., 53 years old, life partner of her mother

For about two years, the unstable relationship exists between 39-year-old Manuela P. and 53-year-old Masoud M. She has a baby, perhaps from another man. Perhaps she is keeping the Iranian man in the dark about whether or not he is the biological father of little Shirin.

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born: 1960
killed: 26/27 September 2008
Residence: Thannhausen (BW)
Origin: Iraq
Children: two sons, 16 and 18 years old
Perpetrator: Abdul Hakim Ali (46 years old), her divorced unemployed husband

Abdul holds an Iraqi and a Syrian passport. He is known to the police for domestic violence and has a criminal record for assaulting his wife and daughter. He has had a restraining order since early September 2008.

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Gamze C.
born: 1984
stabbed to death: 1 October 2008
Residence: Berlin-Lankwitz
Origin: Turkey
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: Metin C., her husband or ex-husband, aged 41 at the time of the crime

On the evening of October 1, 2008, neighbors heard the screams of a young woman in an apartment building in Berlin-Lichtenrade. Two men go to the apartment, knock on the door, the door opens and a woman collapses in front of them.

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Durkadin Tasdelen
born 1977
nearly stabbed to death: 22 October 2008
Residence: Willich / Lower Rhine
Origin: Turkey
Children: two daughters, aged 4 and 9 at the time of the crime.
Perpetrator: her divorced husband Zekai Tasdelen, at the time of the crime 36 years old

Husband Durkadin and Zekai Tasdelen live separately. Because of a threatening situation, he is no longer allowed to approach his wife. Because he does not pay alimony, his account has been seized.

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born: 1969
stabbed to death: 22 October 2008
Residence: Bad Nauheim / Wetterau
Origin: Turkey
Children: 3 daughters
Perpetrator: her husband (at the time of the crime 45 years old)

Supposedly Kardelen had 3 daughters at a very young age. In October 2008, she is 39 years old and the daughters are adults. She is getting a divorce from her husband. It is not impossible that she waited until the youngest daughter is "grown up".

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born: 1961
stabbed to death: 7 November 2008
Residence: Waldbröl (NRW)
Origin: Victim: Germany; Offender: Guinea/West Africa
Children: 2 (at the time of the crime 2 and 5 years old)
Perpetrator: her husband Mouctar B. (at the time of the crime 23 years old)

At about 2002, Mouctar comes to Germany from West African Guinea and applies for asylum. He also meets the 23 year older married Petra, who already has a daughter. Petra and Mouctar had a child together in 2003.

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born 1978
stabbed to death: 11 November 2008
Residence: Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt
Origin: Victim: Sardinia, Offender: Italy
Children: 2 sons (at the time of the crime 3 and 7 years old)
Perpetrator: her husband Massimo (at the time of the crime 34 years old)

It is said that honor killings are also committed in Christian families. However, they are very rare. This case, however, could be one: In November 2008, an Italian man in Bad Cannstatt stabbed his wife to death, who had divorced him a few weeks earlier.

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born: 1961
beaten to death: 8 December 2008
Residence: Essen
Origin: Turkey
Children: at least one son
Perpetrator: her husband, aged 62 at the time of the crime.

In the marriage between Anna and her Turkish husband, violence occurs frequently. The police evict him from the apartment several times and issue restraining orders. But on December 8, 2008, Anna's husband kills her in her sleep.

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Fatma N.
born: 1981
stabbed to death: December 16, 2008
Residence: Bochum / Dorsten
Origin: Turkey
Children: one daughter (at the time of the crime 6 years old), one son (8 years old)
Perpetrator: Mehmet, her Turkish husband (29 years old)

Supposedly Fatma N. has been living in Bochum since 2000 with her husband and two common children. The husband, a qualified locksmith, has Turkish nationality, she has German nationality. In early 2008 Fatma divorced and moved with her children to the women's shelter in Dorsten.

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