Honour killing story

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born: 1978
Attempted murder: November 6, 2019
Location: Delmenhorst (near Bremen)
Origin: probably Turkey / Iraq; maybe Kurds / Yazidi
Children: ?
Perpetrator: her divorced husband (45 years old at the time of the crime)
On November 6, 2019, a man stabbed his divorced wife in a bakery in Delmenhorst. She is seriously injured and is taken to hospital, but survives. The perpetrator has been arrested. The real names of those involved are not known.

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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