Honour killing story

born: 1999
Attempted murder: 31 May 2018
Place of residence: Essen
Origin: Syria
Children: probably none
Perpetrator: a Syrian clan (10 men, 2 women, at act 22-46 y.)
A Syrian clan comes to Germany in the 2nd half of 2015. They move to the Ruhr area, where some family members have been living since 2012.

In the summer of 2016 Sina is brought to Syria and at the age of 17 she is forcibly married to a Syrian who is almost 10 years older, possibly only in an imams marriage. Later the police finds a contract for the bride: 1000 dollars plus gold. Possibly the "husband" hopes for a residence permit in Germany. However, the matter is not quite clear, for example because it is questionable whether the family will actually return to Syria in the year after the escape.

In a German course Sina gets to know the Syrian Moamed. The two fall in love. The photo of a hug is given to the family. So in spring 2018 the clan asks a "justice of the peace". He instructs the family to kill Sina and her boyfriend. Later one wants to concentrate first on the young man.

On 31 May 2018 Moamed is stabbed to death in a backyard in Essen and almost beaten to death. Half the scalp is cut off. Later, the police find cell phone videos of the crime. Even when Moamed is lying on the ground covered in blood, the 8 men continue to beat him up. Only when they think he is dead they let him go.

Moamed is operated on and barely survives. 3 perpetrators are arrested in Essen and Viersen. Nobody wants to testify. When the victim is ready for questioning, the investigation starts.

In July additional offenders are arrested. A total of 12 Syrians are in custody, including Sina's parents and her aunt - 10 men, 2 women. All are from Essen and Viersen, 2 from Saxony-Anhalt. In some places it is said that the family has not been noticed by the police so far. At another place, in Naumburg there had already been incidents, the word integration refusal is used.

Sina's "husband" is also in custody. He also had an extramarital affair, which did not concern anyone in the clan. Sina says that what happened was not so bad. Apparently she was put under pressure.

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