Honour killing story

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born: 1982
stabbed to death: September 2, 2020
Location: Wolnzach / Bavaria
Origin: Slovakia, possibly Roma
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: her husband (40 years old at the time of the crime)
This story starts with 3 question marks, it is difficult to judge what happened and what the facts are.

On September 2, 2020, a Slovakian citizen stabs his wife to death in Wolnzach. The two could be Roma. But it is unclear. The discussion about violence against women among the Sinti and Roma is almost impossible to conduct.

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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