Honour killing story

born: 1978
Attempted murder: April 7, 2019
Residence: Berlin-Spandau
Origin: unclear
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: her partner (43 years old at the time of the crime)
On April 7, 2019, a man stabs a knife in the neck of his partner in her apartment. Neighbors call the police. The woman is taken to the hospital and survives. The perpetrator is arrested. Nothing else is known, not even the real name of the victim.

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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