Honour killing story

Funda F.
born 1976
stabbed: 3 April 2003
Residence: Hamburg-Billstedt
Origin: Turkey
Children: 3 (4, 5 and 10 years old at the time of the crime)
Perpetrator: her brother-in-law Orhan (19 years old at the time of the crime)
Funda is married and has 3 children. She had one when she was 17, indicating a forced marriage. The couple separates, the father moves out of the apartment.

Funda's brother-in-law Orhan is an asylum seeker from Turkey. On April 3, 2003, he stabs her and shoots her several times. He then turns himself in to the police.

More is not known. We would welcome any information!

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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