Honour killing story

born: 1980
Killed: April 11, 2019
Residence: Flensburg
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 4 (at that time 6, 10, 13, 16 years)
Perpetrator: her husband (42 years)
Naimas family comes from Afghanistan in 2015 with 4 children. On April 11, 2019 the man murders his wife. The children were then in the apartment.

Neighbors alert the police. The perpetrator is arrested in the apartment.

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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