Honour killing story
Attempted murder: December 13, 2019
Origin: probably Turkey
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend (40 years old at the time of the crime)
Ajda works as a cleaning lady in a kebab bakery in Essen-Kray. There she is cleaning when on December 13, 2019 her ex-boyfriend hits a knife in her neck in the morning. Employees call the rescue service. Ajda survives. The perpetrator is arrested near the crime scene and the knife is confiscated.
Names, origin, children - so far unclear.
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:
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.