Honour killing story

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born: 1995
Attempted murder: July 8, 2019
Residence: Weilburg-Waldhausen (Hesse)
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: probably
Perpetrator: her husband (32 years at the time of the crime)
Leila's family lives in a refugee shelter in Weilburg-Waldhausen, Northeast-Limburg in Hesse. On July 8, 2019 her husband stabs her.

A rescue helicopter flies the seriously injured woman to the hospital. The perpetrator is arrested at the scene of the crime.

More is not known, not even the real name of the victim. Probably the couple had children.

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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