Honour killing story

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Born: 1977
Attempted murder: 12 December 2010
Residence: Aschaffenburg region
Origin: Turkey
Children: probably none
Perpetrator: Haya (age 28 at the time of the crime), German passport
Ahmed has a relationship with 18-year-old Ayse, but does not want to marry her. Her brother Haya does not want to accept this. During an amateur football tournament at the Frankenhalle in Stockstadt, he sneaks up on Ahmed, who is sitting in the hall, from behind and stabs him without warning. The victim is able to fend off the third stab. Haya draws a gun and tries to flee, but is overpowered. Ahmed survives badly injured and undergoes emergency surgery.

In front of the district court in Aschaffenburg, Haya confesses to the crime, but wants to claim a reduction in the sentence due to affection loss. He later states that he wanted to restore the honor of his family. In October 2011, he is sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempted murder. The names of those involved and other details are not known. All tips are appreciated.

What is an honour killing?

An honour killing is a murder in the name of honour. If a brother murders his sister to restore family honour, it is an honour killing. According to activists, the most common reasons for honour killings are as the victim:

Questions about honour killings

  • refuses to cooperate in an arranged marriage.

  • wants to end the relationship.

  • was the victim of rape or sexual assault.

  • was accused of having a sexual relationship outside of marriage.

Human rights activists believe that 100,000 honour killings are carried out every year, most of which are not reported to the authorities and some are even deliberately covered up by the authorities themselves, for example because the perpetrators are good friends with local policemen, officials or politicians. Violence against girls and women remains a serious problem in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Serbia and Turkey.

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