Honour killing stories 2012

Dilara Ö.
born: 1992
Attempted murder: 1 January 2012
Residence: Steinbüchel (Leverkusen)
Origin: unclear, presumably Turkey
Children: 1 daughter (2 years)
Perpetrator: her husband Yusuf (36 years)

Dilara is 19 years old and has a two year old daughter. This may (but need not) indicate a forced marriage. On January 1, 2012, Yusuf throws his wife out the window on the 3rd or 4th floor. She lands on the asphalt. Neighbors call 911.

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Aylin / Shari
born: 1983
stabbed: 28 January 2012
Residence: Cologne-Holweide
Origin: Turkey
Children: no common, otherwise unclear
Perpetrator: her partner Mustafa G. (41 years)

On 28 January 2012, Mustafa stabs his partner (or lover) 30 times with a kitchen knife. A witness intervenes. Then Mustafa tries to hurt himself (which is quite unusual for an honour killing). Neighbors call the police.

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born: 1980
stabbed to death: 3 February 2012
Residence: Werther (Gütersloh)
Origin: Turkey / Kurds / Yazidi
Children: 3 daughters (10, 13, 15 years)
Perpetrator: her husband Bedil A. (36 years)

Fauzia and Bedil are Yazidi from the Kurdish region of Turkey. Fauzia has her first daughter at the age of 16, which may indicate a forced marriage. The rules of Yazidi marriage are strict and sometimes brutally enforced.

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Abdoal / Abdelkader D.
born: 1976
Shot dead: 1 January 2012
Residence: Hildesheim / Sarstedt (Lower Saxony)
Origin: Syria/Lebanon
Children: 5 or 6 (3-12 years)
Perpetrator: Mohammed O., husband of Abdoal's lover

In 1994 Abdoal comes to Hildesheim. He marries the Syrian woman Neval and has five or six children with her. In 2010 he gets a divorce and starts an affair with Yasmin. She is his niece, also married and has four (or six) children.

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Ahmet Ertürk
born: 1973
Shot dead: February 6, 2012
Residence: Duisburg-Beeck
Origin: Turkey
Children: 2
Perpetrator: his neighbor Erkan Cosar (35 years)

This is an honour killing of a man. The pattern is typical of these cases: because the male victim wanted to help a woman escape from her violent marriage. The perpetrator Erkan is married to Ay se. They have two children.

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born: 1996
Crime: 15 February 2012
Residence: Worms
Origin: Turkey / Kurds
Children: none
Perpetrators: 3 Kurds (17-19 years)

This story is mainly presented as gang rape. However, the perpetrators accept the victim's death by leaving the 16-year-old Kurdish woman, badly wounded, bleeding and naked, in the cold - at midnight in February.

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Nancy R.
born: 1993
stabbed to death: 19 March 2012
Residence: Hamburg
Origin: India
Children: none
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Kaka (18 years old)

15-year-old Nancy comes from India to Hamburg and at a wedding party falls in love with the one year younger Kaka, an asylum seeker, also from India. He is registered in Plauen. The teenagers stay in touch.

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Alexandra K.
born: 1986
killed: 3 February 2012
Residence: Schorndorf (Baden-Württemberg)
Origin: Victim: Greece; Perpetrator: Pakistan
Children: none
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Naveed Hussain (27 years)

Naveed Hussain lives in a social housing development in Urbach. He is unemployed or works as a pizza delivery boy. He is from Pakistan, has a British passport and has lived in Germany since childhood.

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Liesa Schulte
born: 1988
strangled: 16/17 April 2012
Residence: Werl (NRW)
Provenance: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Kenya
Children: probably none
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Richard John Onyango (24 years)

Richard was born in Kenya, has a German passport, lives in Essen and plays soccer. His girlfriend Liesa works at the Telekom. The relationship lasts 14 months until they split up. Richard asks for a last conversation.

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born: 1990
strangled: May 16, 2012
Residence: Dörpen (Emsland)
Origin: Turkey / Kurds
Children: 1 son (3 years)
Perpetrator: her husband Hamza D. (29 years old) and - presumably - her father Mehmet D. (70 years old)

Müslime is forced by her strict Sunni family to marry a cousin in Turkey and has a child at the age of 19. She lives in Germany. Where Hamza lives is unclear. The marriage is violent. Twice she flees to a women's shelter.

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Nejla B.
born: 1984
stabbed to death: June 3, 2012
Residence: Schwäbisch Gmünd
Origin: Turkey
Children: 2 sons (4+7 years)
Perpetrator: her divorced husband Hamdi (31 years)

The marriage of Nejla and Hamdi is violent, the police in Schwäbisch Hall know that. She flees once to a women's shelter, he gets a warning from the police. At the beginning of 2012 Nejla divorces her unemployed husband and moves with her two sons to Schwäbisch-Gmünd.

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Teuta F.
born: 1988
Attempted murder: 10 May 2012
Residence: Bad Zwischenahn / Oldenburg
Origin: Albania / Serbia
Children: 1 son (5 years)
Perpetrator: her ex-husband or ex-boyfriend Kujtim Nuaj / Spejtim Nuraj (26 years)

The office administrator Teuta has been with Kujtim for 5 years. Both are Albanians with Serbian nationality. They have an ordinary toddler son. The relationship is violent, he hits her - even in front of her son. Teuta is getting a divorce.

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Semanur S.
born: 1982
Assassinated: June 4, 2012
Residence: Berlin-Kreuzberg
Origin: Turkey / Kurds
Children: 2 girls, 4 boys (1-13 years)
Perpetrator: her husband Orhan S. (32 years)

Orhan comes to Berlin from Anatolia and has a woman from his native country transferred there. Semanur also comes to Germany (probably at the age of 16). Moments later Orhan starts a relationship with her friend Leyla.

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Diana P.
born: 1992
stabbed: 1 July 2012
Residence: Augsburg
Provenance: Perpetrator: Turkey; Victim: Italy / Sardinia
Children: 1 son (4 months)
Perpetrator: her boyfriend Regayib K. (36 years)

Regayib is a cook and leaves his apartment in Munich to move to Augsburg and live with his 16 year younger girlfriend. The two of them have a baby together. Diana is Italian, born and raised in Augsburg. Her family is supported by the social service. But the caretaker says she was optimistic.

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stabbed: 8/9 July 2012
Residence: Tyrol
Provenance: Victim: Romania; Perpetrator: Turkey
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: her partner (47 years)

On 9 July 2012 students will find a corpse in Wimpasing on Lake Starnberger. It is a 35-year-old Romanian woman who works as a kitchen assistant in Zillertal (Tyrol/Austria). The suspicion falls on her 47-year-old partner, a Turk with an Austrian passport.

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Freshta Akhundzada
born: 1982
Assassinated: 11 July 2012
Residence: Hamburg
Provenance: Victim: Afghanistan; Perpetrator: Iran
Children: 1 son (6 months)
Perpetrator: her partner Babak S. (32 years)

Freshta works in her father's grocery store. She has been living together with the Iranian Babak S for over 2 years. They have a 6 month old son and a joint custody. On 11 July 2012 Babak reports his partner as missing. He hangs up posters.

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Angelique / unborn child
Attempted murder / stabbing to death: 11 July 2012
Residence: Delmenhorst
Origin: Perpetrator: Turkey / Kurds / Yazidi; Victim: Germany
Perpetrator: Sehrivan, the sister of the father of the unborn child

The constellation of this honour killing is very unusual. Yet the honor motive plays a decisive role. Sehrivan is Yezidin. Her best friend Angelique is German and lives with Sehrivan's brother. The two are expecting a child.

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stabbed to death: July 12, 2012
Residence: Lauffen (Heilbronn district)
Origin: Victim: Portugal; Perpetrator: Turkey / Kurd
Children: 6
Perpetrator: Her ex-husband (31 years)

On July 12, 2012, Maria sits in the morning with a friend in a cafe (or snack bar) on Bahnhofstraße in Lauffen. Later the newspaper will say that she has six children, which is unlikely, but possible given her age (28 years).

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born: 1960
Shot dead: 23 July 2012
Residence: Bonn/Troisdorf
Provenance: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Sicily
Children: 2 daughters (14 and 17 years)
Perpetrator: Sergio L. (58 years), ex-husband of his partner

Sergio and Sandra have two children and are divorcing in 2010, probably because he has a mistress. Sergio is a waiter, Sandra works in a bakery. After the divorce Sandra comes together with Bernd, who works at the utility company.

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Saskia Sänger and her two children
born: 1986
Shot: 20 August 2012
Residence: Neuss
Origin: Perpetrators: Iraq, Kurds; Victims: Germany
Children: 1 son, 1 daughter (4 and 8 years)
Perpetrator: her husband Fallah Sänger (35 years)

Fallah is violent. His profession is indicated as a baker, or he works in a snack bar at the station. Other sources use the word occasional worker. Fallah came to Germany as a war refugee and has a German and an Iraqi passport.

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Maria Spagnolo
born: 1968
stabbed to death: 22 September 2012
Residence: Cologne
Origin: Sicily
Children: 1 son (17 years), 1 daughter (18 years)
Perpetrator: her husband Calogero (47 years)

María and Calogero come from Sicily, have been married for almost 20 years and have two children. In 2012 Maria will divorce and start a new relationship. Calogero will not accept this. After a home leave in Sicily, Calogero drives to his ex-wife's apartment in Cologne-Buchforst.

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born: 1993
strangled: 7/8 October 2012
Residence: Paderborn
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: probably none
Perpetrator: her husband Habibullah N. (20 years)

Habibullah is an import groom from Afghanistan. In the autumn of 2011 he marries his cousin Nila, who lives in Germany, in Kabul. In the spring of 2012 he comes to Paderborn. There he goes to school.

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Derya Ö.
born: 1979
Attempted murder: 23 October 2012
Residence: Cologne-Kalk
Origin: Turkey
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Mustafa E. (48 years)

Probably Derya will be married off by her parents first. At the age of 24, the office clerk divorces him and moves back to her parents' apartment in Cologne-Kalk. A friend of the family, the railroad worker Mustafa, who is more than 15 years older, starts an affair with her.

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born: 1976
mutilated: 30 October 2012
Residence: Berlin-Schöneberg
Provenance: Victim: Iran; Perpetrator: Iraq
Children: at least 1 daughter (8 or 10 years)
Perpetrator: Omid Ramadani (45 years)

On 30 October 2012, a passer-by in Berlin-Schöneberg calls the police. The officers find a bound and mutilated Iranian woman in her apartment. Her breasts are cut off, her genitals wounded. In the next room is her daughter, who is also tied up.

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born: 1973
Shot dead: November 7, 2012
Residence: Berlin-Kreuzberg
Origin: Turkey
Children: 2 girls (10, 12 years), 1 boy (18 years)
Perpetrator: her husband Attila U. (40 years)

Tuma grew up in Germany and married at the age of 20 to a Turk from Turkey. He comes to Germany, the two of them have three children. A controversial point is the move of the family to Turkey.

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born: 1963
Attempted murder: 13 November 2012
Residence: Lüneburg
Origin: Turkey
Children: 3 (8, 15, 20 years)
Perpetrator: her divorced husband Hasan S. (48 years)

Emine and Hasan got engaged in 1988 and married 1 year later in Turkey. A few years later he takes a second wife and runs a snack bar in the old centre of Lüneburg. His wife divorced him in 2009, but lives next door with the 3 children.

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Zeynep A. and an unborn baby
born: 1988
strangled: 15 November 2012
Residence: Stade / Lower Saxony
Origin: Turkey / Kurds
Children: 2 sons (3 and 6 years), 1 unborn daughter
Perpetrator: her husband Yildiray A. (36 years)

Zeynep has her first child at the age of 18, three years later her second. In November 2012 Zeynep is pregnant again. Her husband strangles her. Then he goes to family with one of his sons. His brother finds the body and informs the police.

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Attempted murder: 20 November 2012
Residence: Schwanewede (Lower Saxony)
Origin: Turkey / Kurds / Yazidi
Children: 1 daughter (16 years), 1 son (13 years)
Perpetrator: her husband Resat D. (38 years)

Resat wants to impose a forced marriage between his family and his wife. But it fails, and so he forces his wife to break off contact with her family. However, it is said that the woman has become more and more self-assured.

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Elif Ö.
born: 1975
Shot dead: December 7, 2012
Residence: Hagen
Origin: Turkey / Kurds
Children: 6 (13-20 years)
Perpetrator: her husband Osmann Ö. (40 years)

Osmann is a tyrannical family man. He doesn't work, abuses his wife Elif, locks her up and forbids her to call. His 6 children are mainly used to obtain social benefits through fraud. The children are also beaten. The police are often called.

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Stefan Raaff
born: 1967
shot: 10 December 2012
Residence: Frechen (near Cologne) / Kerpen
Provenance: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Iran
Children: 1
Perpetrator: Nasser A. (46 years)

Nasser (also: Narza) comes from Iran, runs the kiosk "Em Veedel" in Cologne and is married. The couple lives in Kerpen and has a son. They divorced in 2010 and it became official at the end of 2012. There is a dispute about guardianship.

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