Honour killing story

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born: 1986
stabbed: December 27, 2019
Residence: Heilbronn (Baden-Württemberg)
Origin: Kosovo
Children: 7
Perpetrator: her husband (44 years old at the time of the crime)
Jeta already has 7 children at the age of 33 years. Her husband stabbed her on December 27, 2019. She dies, the perpetrator goes to the police. The children were in the apartment during the crime, but did not see the murder. They are taken under the care of the youth welfare. Jeta is not the real name of the woman.

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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