Honour killing story

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born: 1988
stabbed to death: March 28, 2019
Location: Bremen
Origin: unclear
Children: 6
Perpetrator: her husband (34 years)
On March 28, 2019, a man stabs his wife to death in the Hemelingen district of Bremen and surrenders to the police. The woman is a mother of 6 children and bleeds to death in her apartment.

Nationality and names are not known. But to have 6 children at the age of 31 would be very unusual for a German, Austrian, Swedish.... wife.

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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