Honour killing story

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born: 1980
murdered: July 24, 2020
Residence: Arnstadt (Thuringia)
Origin: Victim: probably Germany; Perpetrator: Tunisia
Children: 2
Perpetrator: her divorced husband (49 years)
Nicole has 2 children with a man from Tunisia who has a German passport. She will get divorced in 2018. He will not accept that. Several acts of violence by the man against his wife are recorded in the registration systems ("crimes to the disadvantage of the victim).

On July 24, 2020, he drives an SUV and hits his ex-girlfriend at a speed of at least 70 km/h. She falls with her bike and dies a few hours later in the hospital from her injuries. First the perpetrator flees, but later he is arrested a few kilometers away. The warrant is for murder.

The names of those involved and the origin of the victim are unknown.

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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