Honour killing stories 2016

Ramia A. and an unborn child
born: 1986
stabbed to death: 7 January 2016
Residence: Hanau
Origin: Syria
Children: 1 son (at act 6 y.), she was pregnant
Perpetrators: her brothers Mostafa and Mohammad (21 and 26 y.)

In the summer of 2015 Ramia comes as a refugee from Syria and lives with her husband Ayman (31 y.) and a 6-year-old son in Hanau. She is pregnant again. The fatherhood is not clear. One of Ramia's brothers lives nearby, the other in a refugee shelter. They call at their sister's house on 7 January 2016. The man lets them in. The brothers stab their sister 12 times.

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Lilli W.
born: 1986
stabbed: 12/13 January 2016
Residence: Siegen
Origin: Uzbekistan
Children: 2 sons (6 and 10 years)
Perpetrator: her husband Nurik / Nurjigit A. (31 years)

Lilli and Nurik meet in Uzbekistan in 2004. In 2008 they move to Germany with their first son. The second son was born in 2012. The police will be called in 2015. It is said that the man was very controlling. Because of domestic violence the father Nurjigit gets a restraining order for 10 days. But in January 2016 he stabbed his wife 41 times. Lilli bleeds to death. The two sons are in the apartment at the time of the crime and sleeping.

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Maya, Mohammad, Bahar
born: 2009, 2011, 2015
thrown out of the window: 1 February 2016
Residence: Lohmar near Bonn
Origin: Syria
Perpetrator: her father Zanaar H. (36 years)

At the end of 2015, Zanaar will arrive in Germany as a refugee from Syria via Turkey, Bulgaria and France. He takes his family with him and lives together with his wife Fadia (31 years) and 3 children in a refugee shelter The family has only been in Germany for a few weeks, when domestic violence takes place at the beginning of January 2016. Zanaar hit his wife in the face with a saucepan. He has to leave the apartment for 10 days, but after a few days he moves back in.

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born: 1990
stung: 11 January 2016
Location: Nordenham (Oldenburg)
Origin: Iraq / Jesides
Children: 4
Perpetrator: her ex-husband (30 years)

Ayse, her husband and four children are refugees from Iraq. They live separated. Ayse had her first son when she was 16, which indicates a Yezidi forced marriage. On 7 March 2016 she visited her ex-husband with the children. In the apartment assigned to him as a refugee, he stabbed his ex-wife with forks, knives and scissors. Neighbors call the police. Ayse goes to the hospital and dies there. The children are in the apartment at the time of the crime. Afterwards, they are placed under the supervision of the Youth Care Office.

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born: 1973
stabbed and shot: 26 February 2016
Residence: Karlsruhe
Origin: Turkey
Children: yes, number unclear
perpetrator: his cousin Zeki F. (49 years) and his son-in-law (37 years)

Zeki's daughter was married but divorced. Her father suspects that she is having an affair with his cousin Ahmed. He is called a family man, it is unclear how many children he has. So incites Zeki to the murder of his daughter's ex-husband - his former son-in-law. On February 26, 2016, the two of them will be lurking in the evening in the centre of Karlsruhe towards Ahmed.

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Raquel G.
born: 1970
stabbed to death: 7 March 2016
Location: Delmenhorst
Origin: unclear
Children: 2 (10 and 14 years)
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend (48 years)

Raquel has a teenage daughter and son. She lives with a man who may not be the father of the children. Raquel will divorce him around 2009 and later meets José (a 39-year-old Portuguese). That's probably why her ex-boyfriend is stabbing her in her apartment with 30 stitches in front of the children on 7 March 2016. Raquel dies in the hospital. The perpetrator is arrested at the scene of the crime.

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Shilan Hassan
born: 1995
Shot dead: March 13, 2016
Residence: Hannover
Origin: Iraq / Kurds / Jesides
Children: unclear, probably none
Perpetrator: her cousin Selfin Nahman Pesso (22 years)

Shilan comes to Germany with her family at the age of 3. She is a German national and later studies real estate management. Shortly before her graduation her uncle Numan decides that she should marry his son Sefin. There is a kind of engagement of cousins. At that moment Shilan's father Ghazi (50 years old) is abroad. He is considered modern and liberal, unlike his brothers.

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born: 1992
Attempted murder: 5-6 February 2016
Location: Dortmund
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 2
Perpetrator: her husband (31 years)

Zora and her husband are expected to come from Afghanistan to Dortmund at the end of 2015 and live in a hotel where asylum seekers are being accommodated. About 1 o'clock in the morning on February 6, 2016, he stabbed her. Guards overwhelm the perpetrator. Zora is seriously injured. The act in front of the children is characteristic of an honour killing. The man shows the family and the world that he can enforce his claim to power by force if necessary.walt durchsetzt.

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Liridon B.
born: 1990
attempted murder: 28 March 2016
Residence: Berlin-Neukölln
Origin: Albania
Children: probably not
Perpetrators: Besfort, Besnik, Ilir (22, 23, 23 years)

Shkurte is a 20-year-old Albanian girl who was promised by her parents to a friend of the family, Ilir. But she is in love with her cousin Liridon. To take him out, Shkurtes brother Besnik and the rejected Ilir make an appointment with another friend. The three of them are waiting for Liridon in his girlfriend Shkurte's stairwell and they stab him. A neighbour calls the fire brigade. Liridon undergoes emergency surgery and survives.

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born: 1976
strangled: 1 April 2016
Location: Hermeskeil (near Trier)
Origin: Azerbaijan
Children: 1 (9 years)
Perpetrator: her husband (43 years)

Samra will come to Germany in 2014 as an asylum seeker from Azerbaijan with a husband and child. On April 1, 2016, family members will find her corpse that had been strangled with an electric cable in their apartment. The 9-year-old child has been placed with family members. The man first flees to Luxembourg, but later turns himself in to the police and admits to the crime. The Trier Court sentences the offender to 10 years imprisonment for manslaughter in December 2016.

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Sinem A. and an unborn child
born: 1991
stabbed to death: 4 April 2016
Location: Donzdorf (Baden-Württemberg)
Origin: Turkey
Children: 3 sons (3, 4, 6 years, she is pregnant again)
Perpetrator: her former partner Turgut P. (37 years)

With 25 years Sinem has 3 sons with the 12 years older Turgut who works in a supermarket. In December 2015 she gets divorced and Turgut moves out of the communal apartment. There had been reports of violence before. Sinem is pregnant again, possibly from another man she wants to marry.

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Zeynep Özdemir
born: 1974
stabbed to death: 13 March 2016
Residence: Bremerhaven
Origin: Turkey
Children: 2 daughters (7 and 18 years)
Perpetrator: her ex-husband Yüksel Sahbaz (43 years)

Zeynep was married to Yüksel by her family in Anatolia. Through family contacts the two came to Bremerhaven in 1997. They live in the district of Geestemünde and have two daughters together. Zeynep works as an interpreter. Yüksel has another illegitimate son. Seynep and Yüksel separate. But because he can't find an apartment, he moves back in with Zeynep. On March 13, 2016, Yüksel stabs his wife early in the morning with a kitchen knife.

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Leyla A.
born: 1973
attempted murder: 12 April 2016
Residence: Hamburg
Origin: Turkey
Children: 2 daughters (3 and 16 years)
Perpetrator: her divorced husband Mustafa A. (50 years)

Leyla has a 16-year-old daughter from a previous relationship and a 3-year-old from her marriage to Mustafa. She runs a bakery. The couple was about 8 years together and divorced on April 11, 2016. The next morning Mustafa was in the bakery. He pours boiling water on his wife and stabs her in public with 18 knife stitches. A customer intervenes. Leyla flight. Coincidentally there is an ambulance nearby that takes her to the hospital.

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Basel R.
born: 1991
attempted murder: 19 April 2016
Residence: Ellwangen / Munich
Origin: Iraq / Syria
Children: 1 daughter, 1 son (4 years and 11 months)
Perpetrator: Hassan A., ex-husband of his girlfriend (41 years)

In July 2015 Hassan and Lailan will come to Germany with a daughter from Iraq. At that time he was 39, she was 23 years old. Elsewhere it is said that Hassan has been in Munich since 2006. Then it would be possible to have an import wedding. Hassan speaks little German, works as a cleaner and in a Shishabar. Marriage is violent. Neighbours report abuses, but do not want to call the police.

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born: 1998
attempted murder: 24 April 2016
Residence: refugee shelter Mainz
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 1 son (2 years)
Perpetrator: her husband (24 years)

Zadaf is 18 years old and will be placed in a refugee reception centre in Mainz in early 2016. She was probably married in Afghanistan by her parents to a 6 year old man. On the morning of April 24, Zadaf is still in bed as her husband pours her boiling water over her face. Then he hits her on the head with a broomstick. He hits until the broomstick is broken into 14 pieces. The officers later find blood spattering to the ceiling.

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born: 1986
stabbed to death: 29 April 2016
Location: Munich / Eisenhüttenstadt
Origin: Syria
Children: 3 boys, 1 girl (11, 10, 7, 1 year)
Perpetrator: Osman, her divorced husband (36 years)

In early 2016 Hasnaa comes to Germany with 3 children as refugees from Syria. A few months earlier the father of the children came with another son. The profession of both parents is musician. Whether the relationship still existed at the time of the flight is unclear. The mother and the 3 children are sent to an asylum centre in Eisenhüttenstadt, the father with a son to Munich. At the end of April Hasnaa wants to visit them and goes to Munich.

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Hadar J.
born: 1990
attempted murder: 30 April 2016
Residence: Munich
Origin: Iraq
Children: she was pregnant
Perpetrator: Rekan C. (21 years)

Hadar is 3 months pregnant. On the night of April 30, 2016, the 5-year younger Rekan stabbed her in her back and stomach with a knife in her apartment. Neighbors call the police. An emergency doctor brings the blood-stained Hadar to the clinic. It is unclear how serious the injuries are. After a few days she comes out of the hospital. Nothing happens to her unborn baby. Who the father is of the unborn child is unclear.

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born: 1972
attempted murder: 4 May 2016
Location: Saarbrücken
Origin: Perpetrator: Morocco
Children: ?
Perpetrator: her boyfriend Mohamed (44 or 47 years)

Mohamed comes from Morocco and has been in Germany since 2005 or 2006. Elsewhere it is said that he actually has a different name and comes from Algeria. In 2007, his asylum application was rejected. His tolerance was extended 50 times. He will be deported in 2015. He goes into hiding and lives mainly with his girlfriend in Saarbrücken. Her nationality is unclear, probably a German.

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born: 1996
strangled: 14 May 2016
Location: Wuppertal
Origin: Nigeria
Children: one baby (3 months)
Perpetrator: her boyfriend Austin E. (20 years)

On May 14, 2016, Austin from Nigeria breaks some ribs of his girlfriend's and strangles her with bare hands in her apartment. He leaves her 3 month old baby next to her. The neighbors hear the screams and call the police. The cops break the door open. The baby was probably malnourished for 24 hours, but survived. The baby belongs to another man. Austin is arrested 2 weeks later.

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Tunay Gültekin
born: 1977
stabbed: 15-16 May 2016
Residence: Berlin-Mariendorf
Origin: Victim: Turkey; perpetrator: Congo
Children: 1 son
perpetrator: her boyfriend Yve M. (39 years)

Tunay studied philosophy in Turkey and lives unemployed in Berlin-Mariendorf. She lives with her boyfriend from Congo. On June 10, 2016, the heavily decomposed body of Tunays is found in her apartment in Berlin-Mariendorf. Neighbors had complained about the smell, hence the forced entry into the house. The police estimate the time of death on mid-May.

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Wiebke O.
born: 1987
strangled: May 16, 2016
Residence: Cologne
Origin: Victim: Germany, Perpetrator: Turkey
Children: 3 daughters (2, 12, 13 years)
Perpetrator: her boyfriend Yakub B. (30 years)

Wiebke has two daughters from a previous relationship with Vito A, who is over 10 years older. One of them is 13, which would mean that she had her first child when she was 16. She also has a two year old daughter with Yakub. The two have been together for about 3 years and live in Cologne-Bilderstöckchen. There are conflicts and violence, they break up and come together again.

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Tamara K.
born: 1979
strangled: 27 May 2016
Residence: Regensburg
Origin: Victims: Germany, perpetrators: Albania
Children: 2 sons (9 and 11 years)
Perpetrator: her husband Ditran Kucana (45 years)

Tamara is a librarian, Ditran Crane operator, they have 2 sons. On 27 May 2016 Ditran will strangle his wife in the shared bedroom. The two sons sleep on the floor below. After the crime, the perpetrator drives to the hospital and declares that his wife has attacked him and now lies dead at home. The officers find the body that shows signs of violence against the head and upper body.

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Boban K.
born: 1973
Shot: 9 June 2016
Residence: Hamburg
Origin: Serbia / Roma
Children: 4
Perpetrator: Roberto F. (22 years)

Boban belongs to a Roma family from Serbia and is said to work as a scrap dealer. His 19-year-old daughter Amanda is in love with Roberto of a friendly clan. When this clan asks for Amanda's hand, the father is against it. A version says that he wants his daughter to finish her education first. The other is that he wanted his daughter to marry another Serbian for 20,000 euros, so that he could get a residence permit in Germany.

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Julia C. B.
born: 1980
stung: 10 June 2016
Residence: Berlin-Schöneberg
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Tunisia
Children: she was pregnant
Perpetrator: her former partner Merwan B. (29 years)

Merwan will be coming from Tunisia to Germany in 2012 and will meet a network of well intentioned supporters in the "Red Neighborhood" district in the Berlin Tempelhof-Schöneberg district. Although his asylum application is rejected, he is told from many quarters that he might still be able to stay here. A woman marries him (first through an imam marriage), he can register at the pub and spend the night there, a woman keeps him going financially.

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born: 1996
stabbed to death: 16 June 2016
Location: Dahn / Palatinate
Origin: Syria
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: her husband Ahmad Abdalmalk (33 years)

In October 2015 Alia and her husband Ahmad will come to Germany as Syrian refugees. Alia is going to divorce him. She was probably forced to marry the 13-year-older man at the age of 19. She lives in Dahn in southern Palatinate, he lives in Pirmasens. In the morning of June 16, 2016, Ahmad follows her from her apartment to a bus stop. He walks up to her, embraces her and hits a knife in her chest. Passers-by call the ambulance. Alia undergoes emergency surgery, but dies.

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born: 1971
attempted murder: 21 June 2016
Location: Schweinfurt
Origin: Kosovo
Children: unclear, probably no common
Perpetrator: her ex-husband (58 years)

Fidan and her husband come to Germany as Balkan refugees and are granted asylum. The marriage has been violent for 20 years: humiliation, abuse, slavery, forced abortion, an unprecedented martyrdom is the name of the game. Fidan went to the women's shelter several times, she returned several times. Otherwise he threatens to kill her family. For the perpetrator, this is the second marriage. From his first marriage he has 5 children. Whether the first woman is still alive and where the children are - both unclear.

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born: 1976
Throat cut: 16 June 2016
Residence: Solingen / NRW
Origin: Albania
Children: 2 sons (9 and 10 years)
Perpetrator: her husband (45 years)

In June 2015 Zara, her husband and two sons will come to Germany as refugees. There are various indications of domestic violence. Neighbours inform the authorities, as does the school of the sons. Social workers visit the family and are sure that there will be no more violence in the future. On June 16, 2016, Zara's husband will slit her throat. The two sons are at school at the time of the crime. A neighbour finds the bloody corpse in the corridor. An emergency doctor can't save her.

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born: 1960
attempted murder: 20 June 2016
Location: Waffenbrunn (Bavaria)
Origin: Victims: Ukraine; Perpetrators: Iraq
Children: no children together
Perpetrator: an asylum seeker from Iraq (35 years)

An Iraqi citizen comes to Germany via Turkey and Greece. Since January 2016 he has been living in an asylum seekers' centre in Waffenbrunn. There he "falls in love" with a roommate. When she rejects him, he stabs her in the back on 20 June with a knife that gets stuck. At the end of March 2017 the trial in the regional court of Regensburg for attempted murder begins. Later on, it "only" concerns serious bodily harm. The perpetrator is believed to be hospitalized in a psychiatric ward.

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born: 1999
attempted murder: 4 July 2016
Residence: Berlin
Origin: Victim: unclear; perpetrator: Iraq
Children: none
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Ahmed A. (23 years)

Ahmed comes from Iraq and registers in Germany under 3 identities, including the Saxon Pirna and in Berlin. He lives in a refugee house in Friedrichshain. He has a 17-year-old girlfriend, about whom nothing is known, not even her real name and nationality. It is said that she lives in a shared flat with other teenagers. This may indicate protected housing or perhaps also a refugee apartment. She is going to divorce him.

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born: 1986
stung: 22/23 June 2016
Location: Römerberg / Speyer
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: probably yes
Perpetrator: Farid (23 years)

Amir lives in Römerberg, Farid lives in Speyer. Both are asylum seekers from Afghanistan. Amir lives apart from his wife and is with Farid's sister. Her brother does not accept that. That's why Farid stabs him in his neck twice. The body was found by walkers on 23 June 2016 in the Rhine meadows between Speyer and Ottostadt. A few days later, the perpetrator was arrested. The trial before the Frankenthal court starts in November.

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Nicole G.
born: 1974
stabbed to death: 2 July 2016
Residence: Emmerich (near Kleef, NRW)
Origin: Victim: Germany; perpetrator: India
Children: 2 sons (16 and 19 years)
perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Sarbjjit S. (or Ajay S.) (30 years)

Nicole has 2 sons. Her relationship with her Indian friend Sarbjit is violent. Several times the neighbours of the family come to her aid. At one point Sarbjit moves to Rees. At another place his name is indicated by Ajay. He has been in Germany since 2012 and works temporarily as a kitchen helper in Dortmund.

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born: 1988
attempted murder: 8 July 2016
Location: Essen
Origin: Iran
Children: min. 1 common (18 months)
The perpetrator: her partner Mohamed N.P. (35 years)

The kindergarten teacher Yasar lives together with her partner Mohamed and their toddler in a shelter for refugees in Essen. The family has applied for asylum. On July 8, 2016, the child's father stabbed Yasar with 25 stitches - in front of the pupils waiting at a bus stop. The perpetrator flees. Passers-by take care of the child in the pram. A little over an hour later, the armed perpetrator is arrested by a special team.

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born: 1993
attempted murder: 13 July 2016
Residence: Cologne
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 2 (5 and 8 years)
Perpetrator: her husband Hadi N. (39 years)

Azia comes from Afghanistan, where she was married at the age of 12. At the age of 15 and 18 she is pregnant and has 2 sons. Her husband Hadi is 16 years older. From April 2016 the family will live in a refugee shelter in Cologne. On 13 July 2016, Hadi stabbed his 23-year-old wife about 14 times. Both children are present at the crime. A roommate (40 years) comes to Azia's aid and is injured in the hand. The security service calls the police and the emergency doctor.

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born: 1971
stabbed to death: 14 July 2016
Residence: Erkrath / NRW
Origin: unclear, possibly Lebanon
Children: 6
Perpetrator: Salah O. (41 years)

One can read this case as a revenge killing for insults or as a jealousy drama. Or as an honour killing. In the beginning there is a dispute between 2 extended families. At the end Salah stabs his neighbour and alleged rival from Erkrath 33 times. It's about insults, jealousy and masculine honor. The perpetrator turns himself in to the police, the victim is flown to the emergency hospital in Duisburg and dies. In March 2017, the manslaughter case starts at the court of Wuppertal.

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Born: 1968
killed: 18 July 2016
Location: St. Georgen (Black Forest)
Origin: Serbia
Children: 2 common and 1 from a previous relationship
Perpetrator: her ex-husband (59 years)

Nothing much is known about this case: the perpetrator is a Serb who came to Germany at the age of 13. He does not follow any vocational training and has now retired earlier. Nationality and name of the woman are not known. She probably works as a nurse. She brings a child into the marriage. The couple will have 2 more children together. Shortly before the crime the woman divorces, presumably she moves from the communal home in Villingen-Schwenningen nearby St. Georgen.

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Tamina (and Amar)
born: 1983, 1992
attempted murder: 21 July 2016
Residence: Kaiserslautern
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 3 (3, 6, 8 years)
perpetrator: her divorced husband (37 years)

Tamina and Jamil come to Germany as asylum seekers and have 3 children. Due to domestic violence, the District Court of Kaiserslautern issues a restraining order against Jamil. However, on 21 July 2016, shortly after midnight, he gets access to his wife's apartment and stabs her. He also stabs the 24-year-old Amar who is also present. He flees and has to be operated on later. His life is in danger, but he survives. It is unclear whether Amar is a family member or a new partner.

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Franziska E.
born: 1996
attempted murder: 31 July 2016
Residence: Detmold (NRW)
Origin: Victim: Germany; perpetrator: Macedonia
Children: 1
Perpetrator: her life partner Zeynel W. (29 years)

France and Zeynel live together in Detmold. She has a child, it is unclear whether it is his. Zeynel has several children with several women. It can be assumed that he still owes alimony. On July 31, 2016, Franziska comes home from a discotheque early in the morning. Zeynel pulls her from the street into the bedroom by her hair. He hits her with a triple plug and suffocates her until she is unconscious.

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Jolanta K.
born: 1971
stabbed: 24 July 2016
Residence: Reutlingen
Origin: Victim: Poland; Perpetrator: Syria
Children: she had 4 (8-23 years)
Perpetrator: Mohamad, a Syrian refugee (22 years)

What makes the murder an honour killing? The motive - and that is controversial in this case. Honour, property, drugs, psychological disorders? Jolanta has 4 children, gets divorced and goes from Poland to Germany to earn money. She works as a kitchen helper or cleaning lady in a kebab stand in Reutlingen, where she meets the 22-year-old Syrian refugee Mohamad. He stalks and insults her. In some media it is said that the two were a couple.

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born: 1963
attempted murder: 25 July 2016
Residence: Berlin
Origin: Victim: unclear, probably Egypt; Perpetrator: Egypt
Children: 1 daughter, 1 son
Perpetrator: her husband Maged El. M. (60 years)

In 1999 Maged marries the later social worker Sonya in Egypt and brings her to Berlin, which suggests an import marriage. They have a daughter and a son. Maged has a German passport. Sonya divorces in April 2016. There is a knife attack. While Maged happens to see his divorced wife at Berlin-Neukölln S-Bahn station on July 25, 2016, Maged is not sure if he will be able to find her. He pushes her in front of the arriving train.

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Fatima S.
born: 1990
stabbed to death: 28 July 2016
Residence: Bocholt/NRW
Origin: Victim: Morocco; perpetrator: Lebanon
Children: 3
Perpetrator: her life partner Amer K. (36 years)

Fatima comes from Morocco, Amer from Lebanon. They have 3 common children and live in Bocholt. On July 28, 2016, the father stabbed the mother in front of the children and fled. More than 20 stitches in the throat and chest are counted later. Local residents discover the bleeding woman, She's dying in the hospital. The children go to the youth care office. A week later, in his car in Bocholt, Amer was recognized by the police and arrested.

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born: 1980
attempted murder: 10 August 2016
Residence: Munich
Origin: Albania
Children: 3 (10, 14, 17 years)
Perpetrator: her divorced husband Enver K. (37 years)

Zejnepe and Enver have 3 children. Enver is registered because of domestic violence, abuse and threats. Zejnepe gets divorced, Enver moves out of the communal apartment. On August 10, 2016, he will go to an Italian restaurant in Munich-Schwabing. Zejnepe has her first working day there as a cleaning lady. He hits a knife in her head and throat. The employees call the emergency doctor. Zejnepe comes to the hospital and survives.

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Katharina-Sophie Wartmann
born: 1992
stabbed to death: August 11, 2016
Location: Hardegsen / Einbeck (near Göttingen)
Origin: unclear, victim: Germany; perpetrator: ?
Children: probably not
The perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend

Katharina (called Katha) is a fitness trainer and lives with her boyfriend in Einbeck, Lower Saxony. She wants to get divorced and spend the night with her sister in Hardegsen. On August 11, 2016, her ex-boyfriend waits in the evening in the parking lot at her sister's apartment and stabs Katharina. Residents call the rescue service. She dies a few hours later in the hospital.

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Javed B.
born: ?
attempted murder: 20 August 2016
Residence: Herne
Origin: Pakistan
Children: 1
Perpetrator: Mohamed M. (24 years) and 4 other perpetrators

Asia F. was promised by her father to her cousin Mohamed. However, she marries another man named Javed. The two have a child and live in Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia. Then their family instructs Mohamed to kill her self-chosen husband. On 20 August 2016 Mohamed will travel from Dresden to Herne. Together with other offenders he stabbed Javed early in the morning on the public road.

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born: 1991
stitched: 31 August 2016
Residence: Hoyerswerda
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 4 (3, 5, 7, 9 years)
Perpetrator: her husband Challeddin M. (32 years)

Aqele has her first child at 16, at 25 she has 4. Her husband Challeddin is a tunnel builder. On 31 August 2016 she was found lifeless in her room in a refugee shelter in Hoyerswerda, Saxony. First of all, one assumes a natural death. But the autopsy indicates a death by suffocation. Aqeles man is imprisoned on the Balkan route on the Hungarian border with Serbia. He had the 4 children with him. In September the perpetrator is extradited, the children remain in Hungary for the time being.

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born: 1985
burned: 1 September 2016
Residence: Rüdesheim
Origin: Syria
Children: 3 sons (3-13 years)
perpetrator: her divorced husband (45 years)

Asifa and her husband have three sons. They live in a house in Rüdesheim in the Rheingau. It is a rather idyllic shelter for 14 people. When domestic violence has already taken place, the father of the children will be housed separately. He won't accept that. On 1 September 2016, he arrives at the renovated barn early in the morning. He pours a flammable liquid over his wife and sets her on fire. In doing so, he unintentionally kills himself.

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born: 1993
stabbed to death: 9 September 2016
Residence: Groß-Gerau (Hesse)
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 2 daughters (2 and 4 years)
Perpetrator: her husband Shafiq U. (33 years)

Fatima and her husband will come to Germany as a refugee in November 2015 and live in a refugee shelter in Groß-Gerau in Hesse. She divorces in June 2016. On 9 September 2016, the man stabs his wife in the outdoor space of a sports park. The two little daughters watch the deed. Shortly afterwards Fatima dies in the hospital. In the forensic investigation 11 stitches are counted. The perpetrator flees, but can be arrested.

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born: ?
attempted murder: 15 September 2016
Location: Rüsselsheim
Origin: Morocco
Children: at least 1 son (12 years)
Offender: her divorced living spouse (32 years)

The fact that this attempted murder is ultimately condemned as inflicting bodily harm is partly due to police work. After the crime, the 12-year-old son was used as an interpreter for a witness statement. The decisive factor, however, is that the victim does not want to testify in court, even if she has been abused for several years. The court has photographs of old wounds. The woman then also withdrew her report.

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born: ?
attempted murder: 2 September 2016
Residence: Neuss (NRW)
Origin: Victims: unclear; perpetrators: Turkey
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend (27 years)

For some unknown reason her Turkish ex-boyfriend from Meerbusch will be at Ela's house on 2 September 2016. He suffocates her, probably with the intention of killing her. Ela saves herself in a bakery. The owner describes her as seriously injured in the face and neck. The perpetrator is arrested the same day in Neuss. In May 2017 the trial will start before the court of Düsseldorf. Or rather: It should start. For that reason, the court of Neuss has revoked the arrest warrant - "against the rules".

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Nabila Ü.
born: 1979
attempted murder: 20 September 2016
Location: Rüsselsheim
Origin: Victim: Morocco; perpetrator: Turkey
Children: 4
Perpetrator: her husband Haci Ahmet Ü. (40 years)

Haci Ahmet has been imprisoned for several years and will be released in September 2016. Apparently he is moving back to his wife and children. A week later he attacks his wife in the bedroom with a machete and suffocates her. Then he pours petrol over her and lights her up. He closes the bedroom door from the outside. Nabila survives badly injured. She has been in a coma for 2 months.

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Fatimah / Fateme
born: 1994
stabbed: 13 October 2016
Residence: Bremerhaven
Origin: Syria
Children: 3 (2, 4, 6 years)
Perpetrator: her husband Jehad A. (36 years)

In the autumn of 2015 Fatimah and Jehad will come to Germany as refugees. They will move into an apartment in Bremerhaven. The couple has 3 small children. On October 13, 2016, Jehad stabbed his 14-year-younger wife 23 times. The children are witnesses to the crime. Neighbours call the police. The policemen break open the door, find the bloody body and arrest the perpetrator.

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born: ?
attempted murder: 14-15 October 2016
Residence: Fürstenfeldbruck (Bavaria)
Origin: Perpetrator: Iraq
Children: 4 (7-13 years)
alleged perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Mahmud Salwan-Mohamad (36 years)

In the beginning this is the case: Lara has 4 children. After a relationship of 8 years she gets divorced from her boyfriend Mahmud. He threatens her and her daughter, possibly other women in the family. It is unclear whether Mahmud is the father of one of the 4 children. In connection with the threats, Lara calls the police from her apartment on 14 October 2016 and they reprimanded him. Mahmud walks away,

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born: 1971
attempted murder: October 2016
Residence: Cologne
Origin: Perpetrator: Turkey
Children: ?
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Taner Ü. (34 years)

This assassination attempt resembles a crime from the criminal world. But beneath it lies the structure of an honour killing: the male perpetrator sees himself as the ruler of women's sexuality. He must assert this claim to power by force. Name and nationality of the victim are not known. Here she would be called Aysa. Aysa is 38 years old and works as a prostitute. Her ex-boyfriend Taner doesn't want this and stalks her for months.

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Maria Ladenburger
born: 1996
murdered: 16 October 2016
Residence: Freiburg
Origin: Victim: Germany, Perpetrator: Afghanistan
Children: none
Perpetrator: Hussein K. (17 years)

Hussein comes to Germany in 2015 as an unaccompanied young man from Afghanistan and lives in a foster family in Freiburg. Maria studies medicine in Freiburg and is involved in helping refugees. On October 15, 2016, she goes to a student party, where she leaves after midnight. On her way home she is raped and murdered. The next day her body is found in the river. The cause of death is drowning.

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Esra Ü.
born: 1989
attempted murder: 18 October 2016
Residence: Düren (NRW)
Origin: Turkey
Children: 1 son (5 years)
The perpetrator: her husband Ismail (27 years)

Esra and Ismail are married and have one son. The woman has a German passport and works as a hairdresser. She divorces, Ismail won't accept this. At least twice before the deed, there is a threat situation, once at the end of 2015 and about a week before the deed. The police are called. Ismail is forbidden to return to his home. Esra rejects offers of help. On 18 October 2016, Ismail comes to the barbershop where his wife works.

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Shadi A.
born: 1990
stabbed: 12 November 2016
Location: Castrop-Rauxel / Dortmund
Origin: Iran
Children: 1 son (5 years), 1 daughter (2 months)
Perpetrator: her husband Mycim H. (34 years)

Shadi and her husband are from Iran. They have a 5-year-old son and a 2-month-old daughter, apply for asylum and live in an apartment in Castrop-Rauxel. Sometimes Shadi lives with the baby in the women's shelter. Two proceedings are brought against the husband. Shadi wants a divorce. On 12 November 2016, the two of them will meet for a talk at a friend's house in Dortmund. Probably with the result that the husband does not accept it.

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Kader K.
born: 1988
attempted murder: 20 November 2016
Location: Hameln (Lower Saxony)
Origin: Turkey / Kurds
Children: 1 son (2 years)
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Nurretin B. (38 years)

In August 2013 Kader will marry her friend Nurretin, first with a Kurdish wedding, later with an Islamic ceremony. They do not officially marry for civil status because Nurretin is already married to another woman and has not yet divorced. They live in Bad Münder near Hannover and have a son, born in January 2014. They probably all have German passports and belong to Turkish Kurdish extended families. Other reports say they are two Arab clans from Lebanon and Turkey.

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born: 1975
stabbed to death: 23 November 2016
Location: Bergen aan de Rügen
Origin: Syria
Children: min. 3 (8, 16, 24 years)
Perpetrator: her husband Mohamad A. (53 years)

Roya and Mohamad will come to Germany with their 2 younger children in August 2014. Together with their eldest son, who already lives there, they live as recognized refugees in Bergen on the island of Rügen. Probably they still have 2 children who may have returned during the flight. Mohamad's profession is indicated by plasterer. Life in Germany did not develop as Mohamad wished.

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Tina Ghiassi
born: 1980
shot dead: 23/24 November 2016
Residence: Cologne-Weiden
Origin: Victim: unclear, probably Germany; perpetrator: Iran
Children: she was 5 months pregnant
Perpetrator: her husband Mehdi K. (48 years)

Tina and the 12 years older Mehdi are getting married in the summer of 2016 in Denmark. Presumably Tina is already pregnant (with a girl). She works as a cosmetics saleswoman. Mehdi would have worked as a bodyguard for the Iranian government. He can therefore have a gun. It is said that he is "silent and conservative".

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Gülsen K.
born: 1975
attempted murder: 24 November 2016
Residence: Hamburg
Origin: Turkey
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: her divorced husband Gökhan (44 years)

Gülsen will separate from Gökhan. There are some reports of domestic violence against him. On 24 November 2016 he insulted her in the street in the middle of the day, beat her up and stabbed her: 7 times in the chest, 4 stabs in the genital area. Gülsen goes down, Gökhan kicks her in the face. Passers-by can stop Gökhan. He calls the rescue service. Gülsen comes to the hospital.

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Yeter P.
born: 1982
burned and stabbed: 5 December 2016
Residence: Berlin
Origin: Turkey / Kurds
Children: 5
Perpetrator: her husband Mehmet P. (43 years)

Mehmet came to Germany in the early 1990s. He works in the construction industry. In 1999 his parents married him with his 10 year younger niece, probably an imported bride. The two have 5 children. Mehmet has the German and Turkish nationality. On December 5, 2016, Mehmet pours hot water on his wife in their shared apartment in Berlin-Gesundbrunnen and stabs her 17 times.

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Gezime and her boyfriend
born: 1997
attempted murder: 4 December 2016
Location: Ditzingen / Kornwestheim (Baden-Württemberg)
Origin: Kosovo
Children: none
Perpetrator: her father (46 years)

Many years before the crime, Agim comes from Kosovo with his wife and 3 children to Ditzingen in Baden-Württemberg. At a certain moment they all get the German nationality. At first sight, the family lives an integrated life. Probably this does not refer to the daughter's will to live her own life. The father supervises her when she moves into her own apartment in Kornwestheim.

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born: 1996
attempted murder: 5 December 2016
Location: Weil im Schönbuch (near Stuttgart)
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 2 daughters (1 and 4 years)
Perpetrator: her husband (30 years)

At the age of 13 Leila was married by her parents to a man who is about 10 years older for a bridal rate of 1500 euros. The marriage is violent. In February 2016 they will come to Germany with a little daughter. Later, Leila will give economic reasons for the "flight". Another daughter is born. Leila is 21 years old and lives in a refugee shelter in Weil im Schönbuch (Böblingen district).

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Hediye, Emine, Gönil
born: 1966, 1968, 1970
stabbed: 18 December 2016
Location: Babenhausen / Hesse
Origin: Turkey
Children: probably some
Perpetrator: Sultan U. (54 years)

Hediye is getting divorced from her husband Sultan. There would have been another discussion in her house. Hediye asks her sisters for help, probably because she is afraid of her husband. Sultan stabbed his ex-wife and her two sisters in the apartment. One of the sisters remains lying down, the other two flee into the street. He keeps sticking on her and flees. Neighbors call the police - probably not for the first time. A few hours later, the perpetrator is arrested.

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Gudrun B.
born: 1941
stabbed to death: 20 December 2016
Residence: Unterwellenborn (Thuringia)
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Turkey
Children: her granddaughter Verena (26 years) and her daughter are seriously injured
Perpetrator: Emrah Mutlu (35 years.), ex-husband of her granddaughter Verena

Emrah was born in Istanbul and works in a hotel as a DJ. Verena meets a man, who is 9 years older, on holiday in Turkey. An affair develops. Verena becomes pregnant. After the wedding in December 2015 Emrah comes to Thuringia. Their daughter is born in July 2016.

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born: 1963
mutilated: 2016
Location: Hamburg
Origin: Turkey
Children: several adults
Perpetrator: her husband Zekeriya B. (69 years)

This act is not a murder, but is "only" about inflicting serious bodily harm. But because the structure shows a lot about honour killings, the case should be included here. Aysha is 53, her husband 69, they have several adult children. Father Zekeriya has a travel agency in Hamburg. Zekeriya has a mistress, Aysha wants to get divorced. To mutilate her, he burns his wife with 2 liters of boiling water.

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Luna M.
born: 1971
strangled: 14-15 March 2015
Residence: Bremen
Origin: Victim: Syria; perpetrator: Iraq
Children: 1 daughter, 1 son (3 and 5 years)
Perpetrator: her husband Shakhwan Suleman Mohammed (47 years)

Shakhwan is an unemployed Iraqi nurse who has lived in Germany since 1992. Since 2005 he has had both Iraqi and German nationality. In 2008 he marries Luna, who has a Syrian and a German passport. She divorces in the spring of 2014. The two have two children together.

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Maria P.
born: 1995
set on fire: 22 January 2015
Residence: Berlin
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Turkey
Children: she was highly pregnant
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Eren T. (19 years), father of the unborn child

Maria and Eren have been together since September 2012. Eren's family does not accept the girlfriend. That's why she converts to Islam and develops into a certain "Turkish chic" including a headscarf. Her stepfather is also a Turk. Her biological father (nationality unclear) probably died.

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born: 1993
attempted murder: 30 December 2016
Location: Magdeburg
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: her ex-husband Omid H. (24 years)

Because Fatima behaves too European in the opinion of her ex-husband, he attacks her several times. He gets a restraining order. Since her escape from Iran, Fatima no longer wears a headscarf. On December 30, 2016, Omid drives to his ex-wife's house and rings the doorbell at her neighbour's house. He gets access to her apartment and insists that she return to him. She refuses.

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Jaquelin / Jacqueline Fedder
born: 1994
Strangled: 25 March 2015
Residence: Hamburg
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Afghanistan
Children: probably not
Perpetrator: her boyfriend Hamed H. (18 years)

Jacqueline has a relationship with Hamed, who is 3 years younger. The police consider him a serial offender. In Jacqueline's apartment (or that of her parents) there is a fight, and Hamed suffocates his girlfriend on the bed. Then he calls his brother. He finds the body and calls the police. Hamed hides with a family friend and is arrested the next day.

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born: 1974
Assault: March - June 2015
Residence: Berlin-Spandau
Origin: Palestinian / Lebanon
Children: 4
Perpetrator: her divorced husband Fouad El-H. (41 years)

Fouad is a Palestinian from Lebanon who has lived in Berlin with his wife Zarah for more than 15 years and has 4 children. She is divorcing in November 2014, when he already had to pay a fine for domestic violence. After her move, he starts stalking her. He was arrested in June 2015. In December, 13 assaults will be brought before the Berlin court between March and June: death threats, knife threats

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Scharare A.
born: 1970
stabbed to death: 25 October 2016
Residence: Münster
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 3
Perpetrator: her ex-husband Golam A. (55 years)

At the age of 14, Scharare was married off by her parents in Afghanistan to a man who is almost 10 years older. In 1985 the two moved to Germany. At the age of 15 Scharare has a son and then a daughter. Golam studied architecture in Dortmund and completed his studies in 1993. Because he wants his family to live in an Islamic country, he moves to Iran. But the family only gets a visa for one year.

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born: 1974
stabbed: 3. March 2015
Residence: Cologne
Origin: India
Children: none
Perpetrator: her husband Updesh (46 years)

In 1990 Updesh comes from India to Cologne and marries a pharmacist. After 4 years the marriage is childless divorced. At first he worked as a concierge in a hotel, later he is unemployed. Updesh marries a second time, possibly his family will arrange for a woman from the Indian homeland. The two absolutely want children and probably consult several doctors without success. After 12 years of marriage, his second wife, Sonia, also wants a divorce.

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born: 1977
murdered: 20 October 2016
Location: Frankfurt-Sossenheim
Origin: Victims: Germany; Offenders: Cameroon
Children: 3 (up to 4-8 years)
Perpetrator: her ex-husband Ousseini O. (47 years)

Claudia is divorced from her husband Ousseini. Apparently the two still live under one roof. On October 20, 2016, the father of the 3 common children will take them to kindergarten and school. Then he smashes Claudia's head to pieces with an axe. In a farewell letter he mentions revenge and the claim to power as motives. Then Ousseini drives to the centre of Frankfurt and plunges off the roof of a department store. He survives seriously injured.

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Delali Assigbley
born: 1978
burned: 7 December 2016
Location: Kronshagen near Kiel
Origin: Togo
Children: 2 sons (3 and 7 years)
Perpetrator: her divorced husband Koffi W. (41 years)

It is possible that this murder was not committed because of the honour. It is said that the perpetrator suffered from delusions. On the other hand, he was discharged from a clinic with the diagnosis that there was no danger to others. Either the diagnosis was too optimistic, or there is a motive of honour. Or a mixture of situations. The act: Delali and her husband come from Togo to Germany in the mid-1990s.

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born: 1989
Murder: 14 November 2016
Residence: Senftenberg (Lausitz)
Origin: Chechnya
Children: 5
Perpetrator: her husband Rashid D. (31 years)

Asma is 27 years old, comes from Chechnya in May 2016 and has 5 children with her husband Rashid. The family applies for asylum and lives in Senftenberg, Brandenburg, in an apartment building inhabited by refugees. On November 14, 2016, Rashid stabbed his wife with a knife more than 20 times. Then he throws her out of the window of the second floor. She falls 6 meters down. Because she is still alive after the blow, the man cuts her throat with a knife.

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Vanessa Münstermann
born: 1989
Acid throwing: 15 February 2016
Residence: Hannover
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrators Brazil
Children: the perpetrator has 1 son with another woman
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Daniel F. (32 years)

Vanessa is a beautician from Hanover. She works at her adoptive parents' gas station. On February 14, 2016, she files a complaint against her ex-boyfriend Daniel for sexual assault and stalking. The officers address him in an admonishing manner. The next morning Vanessa takes her dog out early. Her ex-boyfriend lurks in front of her and pours sulphuric acid on her face. A woman hears the screams and calls an ambulance. Vanessa falls into a coma.

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