Honour killing story

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born: 1982
stabbed: December 13, 2019
Residence: Aschaffenburg
Origin: probably Albania
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend (55 years old at the time of the crime)
On December 13, 2019, a 55-year-old man stabs his 37-year-old wife to death in her apartment in Aschaffenburg-Schweinheim. The man has been arrested. The woman is said to be from Albania. Nothing else is known, the rest is speculation.

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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