Honour killing story

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born: 1979
stabbed: 30. november 2010
Residence: Oberhausen
Origin: victim: Arab; perpetrator: Turkey
Children: 2 girls
Perpetrator: her ex-boyfriend Ali (age 37 at the time of the crime)
Ali is a miner, but makes ends meet with undeclared work. While delivering pizzas in Oberhausen, he meets Fadia, an Arab woman. They have an on-and-off relationship.

On November 30, 2010, Ali kills his girlfriend in her apartment with 35 knife stabs, nearly chopping off her head. One of the daughters, about 5 or 6 years old, witnesses the crime. The paternity of the two daughters is unclear.

After the crime, Ali takes the two little girls to neighbors and calls the police. The trial begins in August 2011 in the district court of Duisburg. The perpetrator admits to the crime, but states that he cannot remember it. Although the perpetrator had threatened the victim many times, in September 2011 he is sentenced to nine years in prison for manslaughter.

The real names of the perpetrator and the victim are not known. We welcome any new leads in this case!

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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