Honour killing stories 2017

Daniela R.
born: 1981
Attempted murder: January 1, 2017
Place of residence: Brandenburg an der Havel
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Afghanistan
Children: probably none
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Yama F. (at act 38 y.)

Yama comes to Germany in 1990, grows up in Hamburg, but retains Afghan citizenship. He speaks German well. He has been on trial several times since 2002 and has been in possession of a deportation notice since 2006. He is obliged to leave the country. In 2008 he is sentenced to more than 3 years imprisonment for bodily harm to his partner.

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born: 1973
Attempted murder: January 5, 2017
Place of residence: Waldshut-Tiengen (Black Forest)
Origin: Turkey
Children: 2 daughters, 1 son
Perpetrator: her ex-husband (at act 47 y.)

Gülca lives in a women's shelter separated from her husband in Waldshut-Tiengen in Baden-Württemberg. On January 5, 2017, she meets her ex-husband on the street who has located her mobile phone. She flees to a courthouse. The perpetrator runs after her and stabs her in the back with a knife. At first he leaves, about an hour and a half later he is arrested at his parked car.

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Sanaa A.
born: 1981
Attempted murder: January 5, 2017
Place of residence: Luckenwalde (Brandenburg)
Origin: Victim: Jordan; Perpetrator: Syria
Children: 3 daughters (at act 7-16 y.), 2 sons
Perpetrator: her husband Yahia / Yahya (48 y.)

At the age of 14, Sanaa is forcibly married to Yahia, who is 12 years older. The two have 5 children. First they live in Libya. Yahia is probably involved in Islamist arms deals, is wanted by the police and so the family comes as "Syrian refugees" to Germany. Family life is violent, there are death threats.

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Hadi A.
born: 1987
Attempted murder: 6 October 2017
Place of residence: Victim: Berlin; Perpetrator: Cloppenburg
Origin: Victim: suspected Turkey; perpetrator: Turkey / Kurd / Jeside
Children: probably yes, unclear how many
Perpetrator: the father of his girlfriend, Tarik A. (at act 46 y.)

Tarik comes to Germany as a young person from Turkey. At some point he acquires German citizenship. He is married, has children, including an 18-year-old daughter Gülsen. She gets to know Hadi on the Internet, a 12 year older Muslim. There are rumours that he is close to IS. Yezidis were particularly cruelly persecuted by the IS in Iraq.

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born: 1997
strangled: 5-6 January 2017
Place of residence: Köln-Buchheim
Origin: Iraq
Children: probably none
Perpetrator: her father (at act 44 y.)

Zare is 19 and married, one can assume a forced marriage. Maybe she would like to separate. Her father strangles her, flees and leaves the body in the car in his garage. He reports to the police on 6 January 2017 - presumably already from Iraq - by telephone. He says he murdered his daughter. The officers find the body. Later it is said that the place where the body was found is not the crime scene. It is said that the family has been living withdrawn for 8 years in Germany.

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born: 1984
Crippling attempt: 6 January 2017
Place of residence: Kiel
Origin: Turkey
Children: Number unclear
Perpetrator: her husband Mustafa, living separated (at act 34 y.)

Allegedly Meryem and Mustafa get to know each other on holiday. An import marriage is also possible, which Mustafa brings to Kiel in 2004. Children are born, how many is unclear. Meryems first child is from an earlier relationship. Meryem breaks up. On January 6, 2017, Mustafa shoots his wife in the backyard of a Kiel mosque in both knees. A shot in the knees is not necessarily an attempted murder.

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Nasrin and Edreis
born: 1995, 1992
attempted murder: 16 January 2017
Place of residence: Sachsen-Anhalt
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 1 daughter
Perpetrator: her ex-husband Zeinollah A. (at act 29 y.)

Nasrin emancipates herself and files for divorce. She converts to Christianity and enters into a new relationship with the Afghan interpreter Edreis (25 y.). On 16 January 2017 Zeinollah meets his ex-wife and her new boyfriend in a regional train at Wolferode station (Sachsen-Anhalt).

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Leyla and her unborn child
born: 1976
murdered: 15 January 2017
Place of residence: Bremen-Vegesack
Origin: Kurds Victim: Syria; perpetrator: Turkey
Children: she was pregnant
Perpetrator: her husband Ali (at act 39 y.)

Ali has been living in Germany for 20 years and since the end of 2015 has been married to a Syrian woman who is pregnant from him. The child is to be born at the beginning of February 2017. Shortly before the birth, however, the expectant mother moves in with her sister. When Leyla goes back to her apartment on the morning of January 15th to get some things, her husband kills her. Neighbours call the police.

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Mihriban S.
born: 1996
Murder: 2 February 2017
Place of residence: Rotterdam
Origin: presumed Turkey / Kurds
Children: none
Perpetrator: her separated friend Firat I. (at act 24 y.)

Mihriban meets Firat in 2013. The two marry in 2016 in an imam marriage. Why is unknown. Maybe one of the two is already married. The couple lives in Rotterdam, but they are actually on a motorway towards Dortmund. Maybe to go to an Islamic mediator there. Mihriban had already moved into a women's shelter in November. She aborted her pregnancy there because of ongoing domestic violence.

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born: 1997
Attempted murder: 7 February 2017
Place of residence: Hannover
Origin: Victim: unclear; Perpetrator: Serbia
Children: unclear, presumably none
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend (at act 21 y.)

On February 7, 2017, a 21-year-old Serb gains access to his ex-girlfriend's apartment in Hannover-Mühlenberg. With a knife he goes off on the 1 year younger woman. He injures her life-threateningly and leaves her in the apartment covered in blood. One hour later her new boyfriend finds the woman. An emergency operation saves her life. The perpetrator is arrested in front of his apartment.

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Soopika Paramanathan
born: 1995
stabbed: 10,/11. February 2017
Place of residence: Ahaus / NRW
Origin: Victim: Sri Lanka; Perpetrator: Nigeria
Children: probably none
Perpetrator: Anthony I. (at act 27 y.)

Soopika is a refugee assistant at Caritas in Ahaus. Her family comes from Sri Lanka. She studies German and English as a teacher. Anthony escaped from Nigeria in 2012, lives in Italy for 3 years and comes to Germany in 2015. He lives in a refugee home in Ahaus. In August 2016 he had an affair with Soopika, which she ended. Thereupon he begins to stalk her.

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born: 1988
Attempted murder: February 1, 2017
Place of residence: Gotha (Thuringia)
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 3
Perpetrator: her separated husband Sharif A. (at act 31 y.)

Possibly Arezoo came to Germany in 2015 with men and children with the large influx of refugees from Afghanistan. She separates from her husband, both live in Thuringia. Sharif's profession is indicated as a teacher. Because of violence against his wife there is a prohibition of approximation. When her daughter is treated for a serious liver disease in a Hamburg hospital, her mother moves to the Ronald McDonald house, which offers parents shelter in such cases.

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Huda A.
born: 1970
Attempted murder: 15 February 2017
Place of residence: Bielefeld
Origin: Iraq
Children: ?
Perpetrator: her husband Bassam S. (at act 51 y.)

Huda takes part in a German course in Bielefeld. Perhaps she learns there that she is not at the mercy of her husband in Germany. The husband storms into the language course in the morning of 15 February 2017 and attacks his wife with a hammer. He is overwhelmed. Huda comes seriously injured to the hospital. A homicide squad is established, an arrest warrant is issued for attempted manslaughter and bodily injury.

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Silvia B.
born: 1977
Shot: February 17, 2017
Place of residence: Offenbach
Origin: Victim: Romania; Perpetrator: Turkey
Children: Victims: 2 sons (at act 11 and 15 y.)
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Volkan T. (at act 32 y.)

In the morning of February 17, 2017 Volkan shoots two-time mother Silvia on the open road in Offenbach-Waldhof. He flees in the car, immediately is searched for him. About 4 hours later he is arrested in his flat in the district Lauterbach. The trial begins in September at the Darmstadt Regional Court.

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born: 1977
beaten to death: 21/22 February 2017
Place of residence: Duisburg
Origin: Romania, possible Roma
Children: 2 (at act 2 and 7 y.)
Perpetrator: her husband (at act 45 y.)

On February 22, 2017, 2 alcoholized men (41, 49 y.) come to the police in Duisburg in the early morning hours and report about a murder. A husband killed his wife. The police find the body in an empty signal box. In the evening the husband is arrested in the Duisburg apartment of a friend. He confesses the crime with an interpreter. Victims and perpetrators have "no permanent residence in Germany".

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Nicole M.
born: 1970
murdered: ca. 20. February 2017
Place of residence: Mönchengladbach
Origin: Victim: Germany; perpetrator: suspected Iraq
Children: ?
Perpetrator: her husband Ahmed Salim or Jamal Amilia (at act 38 or 39 y.)

A caretaker finds Nicole's body in an apartment in Mönchengladbach on 3 March 2017. The circumstances point to murder by violence against head and throat about 2 weeks earlier. The offender is an asylum seeker whose stay expires in May 2017. In Germany he is registered as Ahmed Salim, in another country, according to the police, as Jamal Amilia. Because of the close border it could be Holland.

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born: 1981
Murder: 24 February 2017
Place of residence: Haslach in Kinzigtal (Black Forest)
Origin: Romania
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: presumed her husband (at act 37 y.)

After relatives notify the police, officials find a woman's body on a farm in Haslach on February 24, 2017. The circumstances indicate a violent crime. There Ana probably had an apartment, maybe she worked there. Her husband is arrested nearby. The couple had come from Romania. The woman found her way quickly, he drank.

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Tina O.
born: 1984
stabbed: 25. February 2017
Place of residence: Euskirchen
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Turkey
Children: 1 son (at act 8 y.)
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Tahir S. (32 y.)

In the late evening of February 25, 2017, Tahir from Aachen, Germany, goes out with a knife at his ex-girlfriend in her apartment in Euskirchen. 34 stab wounds are counted later. Tina's new friend, a Pole (35 y.), is also there and is injured with 13 stab wounds. The 8-year-old son of victim and perpetrator is also in the apartment. Neighbours hear the screams and call the police.

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born: 1985
Attempted murder: 3 March 2017
Place of residence: Duisburg
Origin: Victim: unclear; Perpetrator: Syria
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Mahmood Mahrusseh (at act 30 y.)

Mahmood is coming to Germany in 2015 with the flow of refugees from Syria. >On the evening of March 3, 2017, he stabbed his ex-girlfriend with a knife. The victim drags herself onto the street. Neighbours call the police. Maha goes to hospital and is not available for questioning at first. Mahmood flees. He is wanted with a photo. All others are unknown, including the correct name and nationality of the victim.

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born: 1965
stabbed to death: 2. March 2017
Place of residence: Scheeßel (Lower Saxony)
Origin: Iraq / Kurds
Children: 7
Perpetrator: her husband Elias I. (at act 42 y.)

Seve is married at 24 years to Elias who is 10 years younger. The reason for the forced marriage is unclear. The marriage is violent. In 2014 they flee Iraq. In 2015 they come to Germany as refugees and live in Scheeßel in Lower Saxony. They have 7 children. On March 2, 2017, Elias stabs his wife with a knife 17 times in the kitchen. She dies at the scene. The motive mentioned is that Seve wanted to learn German and leave the house alone and had become too western.

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Kadir Y.
born: 1976
stabbed to death: 5. March 2017
Place of residence: Hamm / NRW
Origin: Turkey
Children: at least 1 son (at act 21 y.)
Perpetrator: Fevzi T. (42 y.), the new husband of his ex-wife

On March 5, 2017, Kadir and his 21-year-old son will drive to the police station. There will be a report, perhaps because the son is beaten by his stepfather Fevzi. On the way they meet another car - maybe accidentally, maybe planned. The driver is Fevzi (42 y.), the new husband of Kadir's ex-wife. He goes after Kadir and stabs him at the wheel of his car.

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born: 1999
attacked: March 31, 2017
Place of residence: Gütersloh
Origin: Syria
Children: probably none
Perpetrator: her family, especially her father (43 y.) and brother (15 y.)

Maybe it hasn't been a real murder attempt, but an assault with death threats. Susa's family comes to Germany from Syria and lives in Gütersloh. Susa is 18 years old and has perhaps recognized that she has more rights in Germany. For example, she could do an apprenticeship, study, have a boyfriend, her own apartment. Her family can't let that happen.

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born: 1989
Attempted murder: April 4-5, 2017
Place of residence: Leipzig
Origin: Syria
Children: 1 girl, 1 boy (at act 1 and 2 y.)
Perpetrator: her husband (at act 34 y.)

Ara and her husband do not live in a refugee shelter, but in a flat in Leipzig-Paunsdorf. In the night from 4th to 5th April, he stabbed her in the throat with a knife, as if in a slaughter - in front of her 2 small children.

Ara drags herself seriously injured into the stairwell, neighbours call the police. The perpetrator is arrested. The children come to the children and youth emergency service.

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Dilek V.
born: 1983
stabbed to death: 15. March 2017
Place of residence: Kiel
Origin: Turkey
Children: 1 daughter (at act 10 y.), 2 sons (5 and 15 y.)
Perpetrator: her husband Aytekin (40 y.)

Dilek marries at 17 and has her first child at 18, which indicates a forced marriage and / or import marriage. Later she and her husband Aytekin have 3 children and live in Kiel, where he was born. He beats them up during his 2016 holiday in Turkey, probably not for the first time. Then she separates, moves out of the apartment with the children, there are further acts of violence. In March 2017 Dilek is granted custody.

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born: 1970
Attempted murder: 6 April 2017
Place of residence: Krefeld
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: Number unclear
Perpetrator: Taj S. (at act 61 y.)

Farah sits on the floor with a child. Her husband hits her with a hammer from behind. The 15-year-old son keeps the father from further activities. In September 2017 there will be many tears before the Krefeld Regional Court. The charge is attempted murder. The wife asserts that she has forgiven her husband. The Krefeld Regional Court should release him. The son says his father did not want to kill his mother.

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born: 1985
stabbed to death: 16. April 2017
Place of residence: Mainz
Origin: Egypt
Children: 2 daughters
Perpetrator: her husband (at act 34 y.)

On Easter Sunday 2017 the father stabs the mother. She dies in the apartment. Another married couple (44 and 45 y.) is also seriously injured and goes to the hospital. The daughters are with neighbours during the crime. The family's asylum application was previously rejected.

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born: 1974
almost killed: 14 April 2017
Residence: Miltenberg (Lower Franconia) / Sinsheim (near Heidelberg)
Origin: unclear, possible Iran
Children: at least 1 son (at act 22 y.)
Perpetrator: her husband (47 y.)

On Good Friday 2017 Ira is on her way to a family celebration with her husband and their adult son. Shortly before her arrival, the man pulls her out of the car, hits into her head and flees into the forest. The son drives the severely injured mother home or to relatives. The rescue service is called from there. Ira comes to the hospital with severe head and face injuries.

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born: 1991
stabbed to death: 9 April 2017
Place of residence: District Aschaffenburg
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: unclear
Children: probably none
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend (at act 31 y.)

Anna is a nurse and is stalked by her ex-boyfriend. In March 2017 she obtains a ban on contact, but he nevertheless harasses her. The police speak about the danger. However the district court Aschaffenburg does not extend the contact ban. On April 9th, in his BMW, he stabbed his ex-girlfriend in the throat with a knife.

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born: 1981
assault: 18 April 2017
Place of residence: Frankfurt/M.
Origin: Bangladesh
Children: 2 sons (at act 6 and 14 y.)
Perpetrator: her husband (53 y.)

Moon's marriage was in Bangladesh. Nothing is known about the circumstances except that the woman is 17 years younger than her husband.

The marriage is violent. On April 18, 2017, the father heats oil on the stove until it bubbles. Then he grabs his wife by the hair from behind, pulls her head back

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The T.
born: 1976
stabbed to death: 21. April 2017
Place of residence: Dresden
Origin: Victim: Vietnam; Perpetrator: Pakistan
Children: 1 son (at act 20 y.)
Perpetrator: her friend Shahjahan Butt (29 y.)

The Pakistani Shahjahan comes to Germany in December 2015. He applies for asylum, the proceedings will be discontinued in December 2016 due to his lack of cooperation, and deportation will be ordered in January 2017. The defendant will later claim in court that he knew nothing about this. He gets to know The, who is 12 years older. She has a 20-year-old son, works in a Vietnamese restaurant.

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Mehe K.
born: 1985
strangled: 23 April 2017
Place of residence: Syke (near Bremen)
Origin: Iraq / Jesiden
Children: 3 (at act 1, 2, 9 y.)
Perpetrator: her partner Murad B. / Kaire M. (32 y.)

In autumn 2016 Mehe and Murad will come from Iraq as asylum seekers. They live with one daughter and 2 sons in a family house in Syke near Bremen. On April 23, 2017, Murad strangles his partner in front of the children. Then he surrenders to the police. The children are taken into the care of the Youth Welfare Office, later into the home. Nothing is known about the motif yet.

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born: 1985
Attempted murder: 24 April 2017
Place of residence: Mönchengladbach-Rheydt
Origin: Turkey
Children: 1 son (at act 5 y.)
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend (at act 38 y.)

Carla has a 5 year old son with her ex-boyfriend. On April 24, 2017 the parents meet in front of the day care center in Mönchengladbach-Rheydt. She gets in the car with him. After 2 hours of wandering he shoots at her. Later, at a crossroads where she calls for help, he shoots at her for the second time. He picks up his son and shoots at his ex-girlfriend again in a garage yard. Trying to kill her with a gun, he shoots himself in the leg.

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Florija M.
born: 1974
suffocated: 24 April 2017
Place of residence: Sasbach (near Offenburg)
Origin: suspected: Victim: Albania; perpetrator: Turkey
Children: victim unclear, perpetrator: 2
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Attila Ö. (at act 50 y.)

On April 24, 2017, there is a loud dispute in a family home in Sasbach. Attila had hidden for several hours in his ex-girlfriend's apartment in order to attack and kidnap her. When she fights hard, he chokes her until she is dead. He leaves the body in the stairwell, takes the car key from the apartment and flees with the car of his dead ex-girlfriend.

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Milenka T.
born: 1955
decapitated: May 2017
Place of residence: Düsseldorf
Origin: Roma from Serbia
Children: 2 sons
Perpetrator: unclear

Milenka and the perpetrators are Roma from Serbia, they have a German passport. Milenka has 2 sons, but lives alone in Düsseldorf-Holthausen. Probably at the beginning of May 2017, the perpetrator cuts off Milenka's head in her apartment. He cuts up the torso and brings it to the cellar. The body is found there on 5 May 2017. A police press conference is cancelled, the perpetrator is still on the run. It is supposed to be a relationship act.

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Maryam A.
born: 1967
Attempted murder: 2 May 2017
Place of residence: Hamburg
Origin: Iran
Children: yes, unclear how many
Perpetrator: her husband Shahariyar M. (at act 60 y.)

Maryam is a kindergarten teacher, her husband is an Iranian former sailor named Shahariyar. On May 2, 2017, Shahariyar hits her in the bedroom with a telescopic stick. Possibly he forces her to take an overdose of tablets. Maryam comes seriously injured to the hospital and can be saved by a blood transfusion. Neighbours call the police who will find bloodstains all over the house.

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Farima Seadi
born: 1979
stabbed to death: 29 April 2017
Place of residence: Prien am Chiemsee
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 4 (at act 5, 11, 20, ? y.)
Perpetrator: Hamidullah Moradi (29 y.)

In about 2011 Farima and her family flee Afghanistan to Germany. The 4-time mother had already been converted to Christianity and baptized as a Protestant. At some point she separates from the father of the children (at act 49 years). She works as an interpreter and has a stand at the Christmas market. Hamidullah comes as a refugee from Afghanistan in 2013. He initially lives with tolerance in Prien am Chiemsee and knows Farima from her honorary position:

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born: 1980
Attempted murder: 3 May 2017
Place of residence: Münster
Origin: Albania
Children: 1 son (at act 13 y.), 1 daughter (18 y.)
Perpetrator: her husband (at act 43 y.)

At the age of 15 or 16, Adea is married in 1996 in Albania to a man 5 years older. They have 2 children and come to Germany with the refugee flow from Albania in 2015. The asylum application is rejected, but the deportation does not take place. On May 3, 2017, the husband stabbed his wife in their apartment in Münster-Roxel, a knife got stuck in her throat.

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born: 1977
Attempted murder: 10 May 2017
Place of residence: Coburg (Upper Franconia)
Origin: Turkey
Children: 2
Perpetrator: her separated husband (at act 48 y.)

A separated husband from Neustadt near Coburg lures his wife from a restaurant where she works. In front of the door he sticks a knife in her face. Visitors of the restaurant call the emergency service. The woman is flown to a special clinic. The perpetrator flees at first, but is later arrested nearby. Police investigate the attempted murder. Abia is not the real name of the woman.

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Ala and her unborn child
born: 1995
Attempted murder: 8 May 2017
Place of residence: Neuendettelsau / Nürnberg
Origin: Ethiopia
Children: she is pregnant
Perpetrator: her boyfriend Mohammed G. (at act 24 y.)

Ala is an asylum seeker from Ethiopia and lives in Neuendettelsau in Middle Franconia. Mohammed is also an asylum seeker, also from Ethiopia and lives in Nuremberg. On May 9, 2017, he stabbed Ala in the middle of the street. As she lies on the ground, he continues to stab her. A passerby walks with a bag in between and can stop the perpetrator. The offender is arrested, the knife confiscated.

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Shivin M.
born: 1993
Attempted murder: May 4, 2017
Place of residence: Freiberg
Origin: Syria
Children: 3 (at act 10 Mo. and 3 and 6 y.)
Perpetrator: her husband Mohammad B. (33 y.)

Shivin is married with 18 and pregnant. She will come to Germany from Syria with her husband and 2 small children in the summer of 2015. The family applies for asylum. One child is born here and is about 10 months old. The family lives in an apartment in Freiberg, Saxony. Shivin probably notices that she has rights in Germany. Her husband begins to tyrannize her. The authorities are dealing with the case. Early May 2017 Shivin flees to the women's shelter.

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Salam S.
born: 1982
shot dead: 14 May 2017
Place of residence: Munich-Fürstenried
Origin: Iraq / Kurds
Children: 1 son (at act 6 y.)
Perpetrator: 2 brothers and 1 nephew (51, 45, 43 y.)

Salam comes to Germany from Iraq in 2002 and later receives a German passport. He has a company that fills supermarket shelves, and lives in Munich with a Russian (at act 39 y.). The two have been a couple for 10 years and have a 6-year-old son. On May 14, 2017, 3 men shoot Salam in his apartment. He must have let them in voluntarily, they knew each other. The day after the crime, a fire is set in the apartment.

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Naser T.
born: 1964
stabbed: 15. May 2017
Place of residence: Gütersloh / Hagen
Origin: Victim: Kosovo; Perpetrator: Serbia
Children: ?
Perpetrator: his brother-in-law Zenelj H. (at act 59 y.)

After 28 years of marriage Anica (whose real name is not known) separates from her 10 years older husband Zenelj in 2012. He does not want to accept that. He threatens her and begins to stalk her. The two have 5 children, the youngest is indeed 17 years old. On May 15, 2017, there is a quarrel between Zenelj and Naser, his wife's brother, in Hagen on the open road. Probably the abandoned husband wants Naser to force his sister to return to him.

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born: 1966
stabbed: 17. May 2017
Place of residence: Pforzheim / Keltern
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Tajikistan
Children: 1 daughter, 1 son (probably both adults)
Perpetrator: her husband Eduard G. (at act 53 y.)

Maria works as an educator in a Protestant day care center in Pforzheim. Her Tajik husband stabbed her 29 times on May 17, 2017. She dies 2 days later in the hospital. Tajikistan is an Asian Islamic republic that formerly belonged to the Soviet Union. The day after the crime, a policeman recognizes the wanted man in a car on a country road and calls his colleagues.

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born: 1980
stabbed: 17. May 2017
Place of residence: Wardenburg (near Oldenburg)
Origin: Iraq / Kurds / Jesiden
Children: 5 (at act 4-15 years)
Perpetrator: her husband Raad H. (37 y.)

Around 4 o'clock in the morning, on the night of 17 May 2017, Raad stabs his wife with a knife 9 times in her sleep. She probably still screams, neighbours call the police. The children are in the house at the time of the crime. They have seen their mother die, a child tells the official that his mother deserved to die. Hayam dies at the scene. The perpetrator is arrested, the warrant is for treacherous murder. The children come to relatives. The trial begins in October 2017 at the District Court of Oldenburg.

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Michelle E.
born: 1982
stabbed: 18. May 2017
Place of residence: Berlin-Heiligensee
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Bosnia
Children: min. 1 (at act 12 y.)
Perpetrator: her husband Edin A. (32 y.)

On May 18, 2017, Edin will meet his 12-year-old stepson in Berlin-Heiligensee on his way to school. He takes him to a summerhouse, ties him up and takes his house keys. He announces that he will kill the boy's mother. The boy needs hours to free himself. The police find Michelle's body in her apartment, which is located in a Diakoniezentrum in Berlin.

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born: 1977
stabbed: 26. May 2017
Place of residence: Unkel (near Bonn)
Origin: unclear
Children: probably 2
Perpetrator: her husband (at act 43 y.)

It is questionable whether this is an honour killing - or the act of a mentally ill man. First the facts: On 26 May 2017, a 43-year-old man killed his 40-year-old wife in Unkel near Bonn. The two have been married for 5 years and presumably have 2 children. Their real names and nationality are not known. However, the perpetrator will later speak bad German in court. An interpreter will be used. With a 21 cm blade the perpetrator stabs his wife.

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born: 1999
Attempted murder: 16 June 2017
Place of residence: Lahn-Dill-Kreis / Boppard near Koblenz
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: ?
Perpetrator: her fiancé (22 y.)

Jara allegedly meets her fiancé in 2016 on the run from Afghanistan. Presumably, the parents will not have sent a 19-year-old to Germany alone. In February 2017, the couple "gets engaged" in an imams marriage in Boppard. The fiancé lives in a town in the Lahn-Dill district. The woman, whose real name is not known, lives in a room in Boppard.

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born: 1975
Attempted murder: June 14, 2017
Residence: Overath / NRW
Origin: Victim: Lebanon; Perpetrator: Syria
Children: at least 1 son (at act 13 y.)
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Amjad H. (33 y.)

Faizah and Amjad marry Islamic in July 2016. Domestic violence occurs. Less than a year later Faizah wants to separate, which he does not accept. On 14 June 2017 Amjad lurks in front of his ex-girlfriend's supermarket in Bergisches Land near Cologne. He stabbed her and his son. Eyewitnesses call the police. Mother and son arrive in the hospital seriously injured. The perpetrator flees, but is arrested shortly afterwards.

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born: 1997
strangulated: 20 June 2017
Place of residence: Aurich (East Frisia)
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 3 sons (at act 2-4 y.)
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend (27 y.)

Amina and her husband (or friend) Nuri come to Germany from Afghanistan in various ways. Possibly the 3 little sons are born here. The relationship is marked by violence, Amina separates. On June 20, 2017, Nuri torments his ex-girlfriend with kicks and punches in her apartment, eventually choking and strangling her. He leaves the 3 little sons behind with the corpse. It will take 10 hours until neighbors find the body and the children.

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Ilona F.
born: 1953
Attempted murder: 28 June 2017
Place of residence: Herzberg (near Cottbus)
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Syria
Children: ?
Perpetrator: her boyfriend Mohammad Hussain Rashwani (39 y.)

The Syrian refugee Mohammad starts working for a hairdresser in Herzberg (Brandenburg, Elbe-Elster district) in 2016 through the job centre. On 31 August, the Lausitzer Rundschau reported: "Mohammad Hussain Rashwani is an example of how integration can work well". So good that he starts an affair with his boss Ilona.

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born: ca. 1992
Attempted murder: 29 June 2017
Place of residence: Rickenbach (Baden-Württemberg)
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 3
Perpetrator: her separated husband (at act ca. 28 y.)

Bahar is probably 11 when she is married in Afghanistan to her 16-year-old cousin. One year later a child is born and dies. At the age of 13 or 14 she has her next child. The family lives temporarily in Iraq. The man abuses his wife. Probably this is why Bahar wants to go to Germany. The family arrives in Southern Germany in 2015 and applies for asylum.

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Fidan and her mother
born: 1990 / 1965
shot dead / Attempted murder: 1 July 2017
Place of residence: Marburg
Origin: Kosovo
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: her father / ex-husband (52 y.)

Adnan has lived in Hagen (NRW) since 1993. He studied civil engineering, but receives social welfare. He is known to be a violent man who attacked his wife (or ex-wife) and his two daughters (then 15 and 18). There are 2 more children. Adnan was convicted several times for violent crimes. Among other things he served a nearly 3-year prison sentence in Hagen. One of the daughters is called Fidan. In the meantime she lives with her mother and 3 siblings in a women's shelter in Lübeck.

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Merita (and Jeff G.)
born: 1972 (and 1977)
Shot: July 15, 2017
Residence: Nürtingen (near Stuttgart)
Origin: Kosovo
Children: 4 daughters, 1 son
Perpetrator: her husband Rasim L. (55 y.)

Merita and Rasim marry in Kosovo in 1989 and come to Germany a year later. They have 4 daughters and one son. The eldest daughter is 24 years old and has a 2 year old son with her 40 year old partner Jeff, who works as a landscape gardener. Rasims occupation is indicated as qualified locksmith. In the apartment of Jeff and his fiancée there is a quarrel with the father-in-law on July 15, 2017.

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Sven A.
born: 1970
Attempted murder: 23 July 2017
Place of residence: Wietze (district of Celle)
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Kurds / Yazidi (presumed Iraq)
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: the brother of his girlfriend, Ferid K. (19 y.)

Sven is a car and motorcycle dealer in Wietze, district of Celle. He has a relationship with Leyla, a 25-year-old woman from a Yezidi clan. Her younger brother is called Ferid. He was born in Germany. In July 2017 Ferid shoots Sven with a submachine gun at close range into the chest. The bullet misses the heart. When the shooter notices that Sven is still alive, he wants to shoot again.

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Anne Metzger and her son
born: 1978, 2013
stabbed to death: 28 July 2017
Place of residence: Teningen (near Freiburg)
Origin: Victims: Germany; Perpetrator: Algeria
Children: 1 also stabbed son (at act 4 y.)
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Nasr-Eddine Belarbi (52 y.)

There are few cases of honour killers from Algeria in Germany - because there are few Algerians here. This perpetrator is from Algeria and has a German passport, possibly by marriage to a German. Anne is a nurse, divorced, and meets Nasr-Eddin in 2009 on a training course. In 2010 the two move in together.

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Esra C.
born: 1991
killed with hatchet and knife: 31 July 2017
Place of residence: Gelsenkirchen
Origin: Victim: Turkey; Perpetrator: Morocco
Children: 1 son (at act 7 y.)
Perpetrator: her friend Samir Benalia (at act 35 y.)

Samir comes from Morocco and has a German passport. His occupation is indicated with "employee of a callshop". Esra has a 7 year old son who has no contact with his father. Esra and Samir meet at the beginning of 2017, the relationship is violent. Friends try to persuade them to break up. Samir is known to the police and only on probation. On July 31, 2017 Samir kills his girlfriend with 14 stab wounds in her apartment.

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Mahin R. and her unborn child
born: 1982
stabbed to death: 11 August 2017
Place of residence: Leipzig
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 2 (at act 9 & 11 y.), and she was pregnant
Perpetrator: her husband Guhlam Abas R. (38 y.)

Mahin is coming to Germany with her husband and 2 sons at the end of 2015. The family lives in a refugee apartment in Leipzig. Mahin becomes pregnant again, this time with a girl. Because there is a lot of quarrel, she moves with the children into a "shelter", but in the same house. In front of the eyes of the two children, her husband stabs her on August 11, 2017. Then he throws himself out of the window into the backyard. He is seriously injured and goes to the hospital.

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Saray Güven
born: 1970
stabbed: 20 August 2017
Place of residence: Frankfurt/M.
Origin: Turkey
Children: 3
Perpetrator: Hayreddin Tandogan (at act 51 y.)

Saray is divorced lives in Frankfurt-Bockenheim with 3 children. She probably has a relationship with Hayreddin from Erbach (near Darmstadt) who is known to the police and married. She has been missing since 20 August 2017. The mobile phone was last located near a swimming lake in Nieder-Roden (Offenbach). The suspect is publicly wanted throughout Europe. 6 days after the crime he is arrested in Colmar (Alsace, France).

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born: 1990
Attempted murder: 27 August 2017
Place of residence: Gießen
Origin: Perpetrator: Pakistan
Children: probably none
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Tanneer Akhtar or Rashid Mahmood (at act 32 y.)

A Pakistani using the names Tanneer Akhtar and Rashid Mahmood lives in an asylum shelter in the Hessian Wettenberg near Giessen. For unclear reasons he has been living in Germany since 2010. On August 27, 2017, Tanneer stabbed his ex-girlfriend in her apartment in Giessen. Her name and nationality are unknown. A German woman willing to marry would be an advantage for the perpetrator.

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Ahlam Dawi
born: 1982
Murder: 23 August 2017
Place of residence: Memmingen
Origin: Syria
Children: 1 daughter, 2 sons
Perpetrator: her husband Nabil and his older brother Selim (at act 50 and 59 y.)

As an imported bride, Ahlam comes to Germany from Syria around the year 2000 and marries into a Syrian clan. Her husband is 15 years older, they have a daughter and 2 sons. On August 23, 2017 Ahlam leaves the apartment of the big clan in Memmingen. Later relatives report her as missing.

In October her strangled corpse is found in Memmingerberg. The police arrest her husband and her older brother Selim, who is considered the head of the family. It is said that Ahlam was a Christian.

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Elena D.
born: 1989
stabbed to death: 28. August 2017
Place of residence: Saarbrücken
Origin: Victim: Kazakhstan; Perpetrator: India
Children: 1 son (at act 8 y.), 1 daughter (at act 14 y.)
Perpetrator: her life partner Ashwani T. (at act 37 y.)

Elena comes from Kazakhstan and has a German passport. Her friend Ashwani comes from India. They live in Saarbrücken-Dudweiler and have common children, a 14-year-old daughter and an 8-year-old son. Elena wants to split up, the neighbours say later. On August 28, 2017 Ashwani stabbed his girlfriend with 10 stitches in her apartment.

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born: 1995
Attempted murder: 1 September 2017
Place of residence: Göttingen / Rosdorf
Origin: ?
Children: unclear, probably more than 1
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend (at act 23 y.)

The violent relationship between Lea and Ali lasts about a year. In court there has been spoken about many cases of rape and abuse. Lea probably tells her parents about it, but later denies everything - despite obvious injuries. When Lea leaves at the end of August 2017, Ali stabs her in the parking lot of a shopping center in Göttingen on September 1. She is hospitalized with severe cranial and brain injuries. The perpetrator flees and is wanted.

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born: 1978
Attempted murder: September 25, 2017
Residence: Cham (near Regensburg)
Origin: victim Russia; perpetrator: Kazakhstan
Children: 2 sons
Perpetrator: her husband (at act 51 y.)

Ismet comes from Kazakhstan, lives in Cham in Bavaria and is looking for a woman on the Internet. He finds the 13 years younger Russian psychologist Magda, marries her in 2011 and imports her to Germany. The couple gets 2 sons. Magda learns that her husband has been charged with rape by her neighbour. Magda travels to Russia, returns and tells her husband that she wants a divorce. Arrived at home he rapes her several times.

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born: 1964
Attempted murder: 8 September 2017
Place of residence: Bendorf (near Koblenz)
Origin: Syria
Children: victim: 4; perpetrator: total 15
Perpetrator: her husband (at act 61 y.)

In autumn 2015 Abdul flees Syria via the Balkan route to Germany. He has 15 children with 2 women. He leaves his first wife in Syria with 11 children. Abdul's family lives strictly Islamic, wife and daughters are veiled. Because the father becomes more and more jealous and controlling, Qamar separates. At the beginning of September 2017 there is an appointment before the family court. A few days later, on 8 September 2017, Abdul breaks into the house of his family and beats his wife with a rake and a spade.

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Mohammed N.
born: 1996
stabbed to death: 10-11 September 2017
Place of residence: Chemnitz
Origin: Syria
Children: probably none
Perpetrators: Obaida A. and Abedalmola T. (at act 21 and 25 y.)

Mohammed is coming to Saxony as a refugee from Syria in 2016. In some way he fights with his buddy Obaida about the Syrian Ayat. One meets in the night on 11 September 2017 in the city park Chemnitz. Obaida brings Abedalmola. Abedalmola stabbed Mohammed with a kitchen knife he had brought with him. The victim tries to escape, Obaida chases him, but then runs away. Mohammed bleeds to death. The next morning the body is discovered.

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Dario (and 2 friends)
born: 2011 (1988, 1983)
shot dead: September 14, 2017
Place of residence: Villingendorf (near Tübingen)
Origin: Perpetrator: Croatia
Children: he himself was still a child
Perpetrator: his father Drazen Dakic (at act 40 y.)

Katerina and Drazen have been separated since March 2017. On September 14, 2017 their son Dario starts school. In the evening there will be a small school entry celebration. The separated father Drazen enters the apartment via the terrace. He shoots his son. Mother Katerina (31 y.) is pregnant again. For the new partner (34 y.) there is the information "with migration background". The name Anatolij R. could indicate a Russian or Ukrainian origin.

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Palwasha L. and her unborn child
born: 1987
suffocated: 19 September 2017
Place of residence: Frankfurt/M.
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 2, and she was pregnant again
Perpetrator: her husband Abdul Munir L. (at act 36 or 39 y.)

In about 2013 Palwasha and her husband Abdul come to Germany as refugees from Afghanistan. They live in an asylum in Frankfurt-Bockenheim and have 2 children aged 1 and 4, presumably born in Germany. It is probably not a voluntary marriage.

Palwasha is pregnant again, in the 3rd month. Early in the morning of September 19.

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born: 1981
Attempted murder: 20 September 2017
Place of residence: Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
Origin: Syria
Children: min. 1 daughter
Perpetrator: her separated husband (at act 51 y.)

Mayla is coming to Germany with her husband from Syria in 2014. She is his second wife. In summer 2016 they split up. On September 20, 2017 Mayla picks up her daughter from school. She rides with her bike through a park in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. Her husband, who lives separated, gets in her way and stabs her. After 15 stabs, an acquaintance of the perpetrator intervenes. Mayla comes seriously injured to the hospital and is operated on for several hours.

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born: 1992
Attempted murder: October 4, 2017
Residence: Neuss (NRW)
Origin: Perpetrator: Turkey
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: Hakki Pekin, ex-boyfriend of her mother (at act 47 y.)

Julia's mother separates from her boyfriend Hakki. On 4 October 2017 Hakki attacks Julia's daughter at a bus stop. He shoots her down, kneels on her back, but is then chased away by witnesses. The perpetrator flees, he is wanted. Apparently he drives to Turkey, but returns and is arrested 5 days after the crime at Charleroi airport in Belgium.

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born: 1960
Attempted murder: 15 October 2017
Place of residence: Hannover
Origin: Victim: presumed Germany; Perpetrator: Turkey
Children: 2
Perpetrator: her ex-husband Mustafa A. (at act 62 y.)

Barbara is a nurse and has been with Mustafa for 40 years, i.e. since she was 17 years old. The two have 2 children. At least from 2010 there will be problems. Barbara lives in fear. In 2015 there is an incident where he stands next to her bed and threatens her with a knife. Further attacks follow. She moves out and files for divorce. Mustafa begins to stalk her. Barbara obtains 2 times a contact ban.

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born: 1996
Attempted murder: 18 October 2017
Place of residence: Idstein / Hessen
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 3
Perpetrator: her husband (at act 22 y.)

Nida is 21 years old and lives with 3 children and her 22 year old husband in a refugee shelter. There he stabbed her on October 18, 2017. Neighbours call the police. The police find the severely injured woman with many cuts in her upper body. The perpetrator flees, threatens a driver and tries to stop several drivers to get in the car. Finally the perpetrator is arrested at Niedernhausen station. The real names of the participants are not known.

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born: 1990
Murder: 1 October 2017
Residence: Siegburg (NRW)
Origin: Kosovo
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: her husband Rasim L. (at act 36 y.)

Rasim comes from Kosovo in 1998, lives in Siegburg near Bonn and works as a kitchen assistant. In spring 2017 he marries a woman in Kosovo. At the end of August Donika comes to Germany. There is a lot of fighting, he controls and beats her up. On October 1, Rasim kills his wife with 34 axe blows. He also stabbed her with a knife. Donika bleeds to death. He calls the police himself. In February 2018 the public prosecutor's office makes a request for admission into psychiatry.

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born: 1982
stabbed: 24 October 2017
Place of residence: Dresden
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Tunisia
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: Abdelmonaam Ben Bechir Soltan (at act 43 y.)

This act is preceded by a long history of violence. In June 2017, the Tunisian Abdelmonaam is on trial. Since 2 years the police is dealing with attacks, dangerous bodily harm, threats and insults of his girlfriend, probably a German. The two have a child together. Abdelmonaam was already in custody.

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Nia and her father
born: 1997
Attempted murder: 24 October 2017
Place of residence: Lübeck
Origin: Syria
Children: 1 (released for adoption)
Perpetrator: her husband (at act 44 y.)

Allegedly Abdullah has an affair with a woman of the same age, but then marries her daughter Nia. Allegedly he converts from Christianity to Islam. From the marriage a child is said to have been born, but it was released for adoption after birth. 2015 Abdullah comes to Germany with Nia, her brothers and parents. The 24 years younger woman wants to separate in summer 2017. With her father together Nia wants to get her things from her flat in August 2017.

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born: 1982
Attempted murder: 28 October 2017
Place of residence: Limburg
Origin: Azerbaijan
Children: 1 daughter (at act 10 y.), 1 son (8 y.)
Perpetrator: her separated husband (37 y.)

Nuran lives separate from her husband. On 28 October 2017 she meets him at the Limburg train station. He may have ambushed her there. Or the couple met to talk about custody of the two children. In front of the eyes of their children, he attacks them with a knife. Nuran collapses seriously injured. The 10-year-old daughter tries to protect the mother and is injured at the hand.

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Aeysha A.
born: 2015
beheaded: 23 October 2017
Place of residence: Hamburg
Origin: Pakistan
Children: she herself was still a child
Perpetrator: her father Sohail A. (at act 33 y.)

Sohail is coming from Pakistan to Hessen at the end of 2011. His asylum application is rejected because of obvious false statements. Even a complaint is unsuccessful. He is to be deported in July 2012. But nothing happens. Then he marries Lubna (at act 32 y.) according to Islamic law in Hamburg. The marriage is arranged by her parents. Lubna came to Germany as a child from Pakistan in 1992. She already has a son (at act 6 years). Then the daughter Aeysha is born in 2015.

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Violeta / Vio
born: 1986
stabbed to death: 30 October 2017
Place of residence: Oberursel (Hessen)
Origin: Serbia
Children: 3 daughters (7, 8, 12 y.)
Perpetrator: her husband Milenko P. (at act 40 y.)

Vio is 31 years old and has 3 daughters who are 7, 8, and 12 years old at the time of the crime. As origin Serbia is indicated. They could be Roma. Vio's husband is 9 years older and will leave the common apartment in Oberursel in October 2017. He is on record for domestic violence. His profession is listed as a "caretaker in an old people's home". He is staying with a cousin. On 30 October 2017 he returns and stabs his wife with 25 stitches in the kitchen.

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Nura M.
born: 1983
stabbed: 3 December 2017
Place of residence: Aachen
Origin: Iraq / Kurds
Children: 3 (at act 3, 10, 11 y.)
Perpetrator: her husband Mohammad M. (36 y.)

Mohammad and Nura are cousins. Both come from an Iraqi-Kurdish family and were born in Kuwait. Mohammad has an Iraqi and a German passport. Supposedly the clan of the two is represented with 1500 members in Germany. Mohammad comes to Germany in 1997. At the time of the crime he lived here for 20 years. Nura comes to Germany in 2000 or 2001, the two get to know each other in 2003 and get married in 2005.

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born: 1992
Attempted murder: 3 December 2017
Place of residence: unclear, possibly Bramsche (near Osnabrück)
Origin: Albania
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: her separated husband (at act 34 y.)

On 3 December 2017 Ariane will be visiting friends in Hermannsburg (near Celle). Her separated husband shows up and wants to get her to return to him. She refuses. He knocks her to the ground and chokes her. Only through the intervention of his friends can he be prevented from killing, according to the prosecutor later. The perpetrator flees and is arrested the next day. The perpetrator's place of residence is Bramsche (near Osnabrück).

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born: 1992
Attempted murder: 9 November 2017
Place of residence: Hildesheim (Lower Saxony)
Origin: Senegal
Children: 2
Perpetrator: her separated husband Cheikh Ibra D. (at act 34 y.)

Kira comes from Senegal. Her real name is not known. She separates from her 10 years older husband Cheikh, with whom she has 2 children. There is probably violence in the game, so she moves to the women's shelter. On November 9, 2017 Cheikh beat up his separated wife on the street. When she was lying on the street, he stabbed her with a knife. A passer-by from Syria (Hadi, 34 y.) goes after the perpetrator. He doesn't let himself be driven away at first, but flees after all.

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Kamaljeet V.
born: 1980
Attempted murder: December 4, 2017
Place of residence: Bremen
Origin: India
Children: 1 son (at act 4 y.)
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend (at act 26 y.)

Kamaljeet is a tailor from India who will come to Germany around 2012. In Bremen she gives birth to a son. The father of the child dies shortly afterwards of heart failure. In the Indian Sikh community in Bremen Kamaljeet meets her new boyfriend. In autumn 2017 she separates. On 4 December she is stabbed by her ex-boyfriend on the street in Bremen-Gröpelingen.

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Daniela A.H.
born: 1973
murdered: December 5, 2017
Place of residence: Berlin-Kreuzberg
Origin: Victim: Poland; Perpetrator: Syria
Children: 4 (7-14, 25 y.)
Perpetrator: her husband Mohammad A.H. (at act 48 y.)

Mohammad comes to Germany from Syria at the end of the 90s and quickly marries Daniela from Poland, who already has a 7-year-old child. There are 2 more children. About 2007 they separate, but another common child is born. Mohammad still has the keys to the family apartment. The marriage is not divorced.

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born: unclear
Attempted murder: 6 December 2017
Place of residence: Berlin-Marienfelde
Origin: Perpetrator: Lebanon
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: her separated husband Samih Ali Ayad (at act 64 y.)

On December 6, 2018, the Lebanese Samih stabbed his separated wife on the open street in Berlin-Marienfelde. Her new boyfriend comes to her aid and is also stabbed. The perpetrator flees. Both come injured to the clinic and survive. Samih is wanted with an European arrest warrant, from August 2018 also publicly. Name and nationality of victims are unknown.

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Shukriyeh A.
born: 1965
stabbed: 6. December 2017
Place of residence: Hanau
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 2 (at act 12 and 20 y.)
Perpetrator: her ex-husband Najibollah A. (57 y.)

Shukriyeh and Najibollah are coming to Germany from Afghanistan in 2010 with 2 children. In autumn 2017 the mother moves with both children to the women's shelter Hanau. The couple probably has even more children, it is unclear where they are. On Nicholas Eve 2017, the abandoned man pushes a dagger into his wife's throat and chest on the open road. Over 40 injuries are counted later. Shukriyeh goes to the hospital.

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born: 1982
murdered: December 14, 2017
Place of residence: Hamburg-Bramfeld
Origin: Iran
Children: 1 daughter (at act 1 y.)
Perpetrator: her husband Ali Reza S. (43 y.)

Maryam is introduced to an Iranian who lives in Hamburg by an acquaintance. One makes friends via Skype and marries by correspondence. Ali Reza later states that he wanted a woman who was a virgin and had no plastic surgery. In March 2016, a daughter is born in Iran. In October 2017, mother and daughter move to Germany. The violence quickly develops, the youth welfare office sets up a family help.

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born: 1982
Attempted murder: December 14, 2017
Place of residence: Landau
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 1 daughter (at act 15 y.), 3 sons (3, 6, 17 y.)
Perpetrator: her husband Sattar M. (at act 41 y.)

Amina comes from Afghanistan and is married to a cousin in Iran by her parents at the age of 10. There she is supposed to lead a kind of house slave existence as a daughter-in-law. The driving force behind this is her father-in-law, the father of Sattar. This family is an Afghan family who fled to Iran. Amina and Sattar have 2 children in Tehran, go back to Afghanistan, where 2 more children are born.

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born: 2000
Attempted murder: 19 December 2017
Place of residence: Berlin
Origin: victim: Balkan / Germany; perpetrator: Afghanistan
Children: probably none
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend (at act 19 y.)

If it weren't so sad, you'd have to laugh: On 19 December 2017, a 19-year-old Afghan tries to drown his ex-girlfriend in the Havel river. He pushes her into the ice-cold water, jumps after her and presses her head under the water. The Afghan can't swim, so the girl can save herself to the shore. The first responders rescue the perpetrator unconscious from the Havel. Police are investigating for attempted murder.

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Manjinder K. / Manjiga Ka.
born: 1991
stabbed: 9. December 2017
Place of residence: Hamburg-Billstedt
Origin: India
Children: probably none
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Sandeep Ku (at act 32 y.)

Manjinder studies to become a teacher and works in a burger shop. On 9 December 2017 she comes home in the evening after her shift. She lives with her parents in Hamburg-Billstedt. Manjinder gets stabbed in her kitchen. The perpetrator then throws in a disc to fake a break-in. The parents later find her covered in blood on the kitchen floor. A week later the police arrest a 32-year-old Indian in his apartment.

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Dzemila F.
born: 1971
stabbed to death: 20 December 2017
Place of residence: Berlin-Buch
Origin: Serbia
Children: 3 sons (at act 10, 12, 14 y.)
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Hamo I. (33 y.)

Dzemila comes from Serbia and has 3 school-age children. The two older ones are from a previous relationship, The youngest son is from her boyfriend Hamo. He is violent. She wants to separate. Hamo does not accept this and stabs Dzemila on 20 December 2017 in her apartment in Berlin-Buch. The sons are not in the apartment at the time of the crime. Then he goes to the police. Dzemila's body is found.

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born: 2000
Attempted murder: 22 December 2017
Place of residence: Darmstadt
Origin: Victim: Morocco; Perpetrator: Afghanistan
Children: probably none
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend (16 y.)

In this case the victim and perpetrator are minors. This means that there is particularly little information. The victim is a 17-year-old girl from Morocco. The perpetrator is a (allegedly) 16 year old refugee from Afghanistan who has been in Germany since 2015. He lives in an assisted living group. At night he stabbed his ex-girlfriend 10 times with a switchblade in a park in Darmstadt.

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born: 1995
disfigured: 23 December 2017
Residence: Burscheid (near Cologne)
Origin: Victim: presumed Germany; Perpetrator: Afghanistan
Children: 1 son (at act 4 y.)
Perpetrator: her friend Ebudallah S. (at act 27 y.)

Ebudallah is coming from Afghanistan to Germany at the end of 2012. He makes friends with Marie. She has a child at the age of 18. Ebudallah's residence status is then regularly extended. He has temporary jobs and attends German courses. Ebudallah is a strictly religious Muslim and begins to tyrannize his girlfriend. There is domestic violence.

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born: 1993
Attempted murder: 21 December 2017
Place of residence: Euskirchen / Bergheim near Cologne
Origin: Syria
Children: 2 (at act 2 and 3 y.)
Perpetrator: her husband Ibrahim A. (at act 30 y.)

Zada and Ibrahim are cousins and marry in April 2014 in Syria. They come to Germany in 2016 via Turkey and Norway and live with 2 children in a refugee shelter in Euskirchen. On 21 December 2017 they will visit Ibrahim's sister in Bergheim near Cologne. There is a threat that Ibrahim will throw his wife off the balcony or etch her face with acid.

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Mia V.
born: 2002
stabbed to death: 27 December 2017
Residence: Kandel (Rhineland-Palatinate)
Origin: Victims: Germany; Perpetrators: Afghanistan
Children: none
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Abdul Mobin D. (at act 15 J.)

Abdul comes to Germany in April 2016 as an alleged underage unaccompanied refugee. He goes to a comprehensive school, lives in a supervised youth residential group and gets to know Mia. She helps him to learn German, the two become a couple for a few months. She probably introduces him to her parents as well. In February 2017 Abdul's asylum application is rejected, but he remains tolerated.

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Fabienne de M.
born: 1969
suffocated: 2 January 2017
Place of residence: Denkendorf (near Ingolstadt)
Origin: Victim: France; Perpetrator: Algeria
Children: 1 son (at act 8 y.)
Perpetrator: her husband Riad B. (32 y.)

Fabienne is French and an interpreter. Riad is Algerian and studies computer science. They get married in 2008. While their son is playing on the ground floor, Riyadh beats, strangles and suffocates his wife on January 2, 2017. Riyadh takes his son to the police and turns himself in. The emergency doctor can only determine her death.

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born: 1977
murdered: 1 December 2017
Place of residence: Herzogenrath / Aachen
Origin: Perpetrator: Afghanistan
Children: 1 (at act 1 y.)
Perpetrator: her husband Hafizullah Safi (44 y.)

On December 2, 2017, a jogger finds Gina's corpse in the Broichbach Valley, near Aachen. Suspicious is her husband Hafizullah. He is wanted. The 1-year-old common child is probably safe. Gina's real name and origin are unknown.

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