Honour killing story

born: 1993
Attempted murder: 21 December 2017
Place of residence: Euskirchen / Bergheim near Cologne
Origin: Syria
Children: 2 (at act 2 and 3 y.)
Perpetrator: her husband Ibrahim A. (at act 30 y.)
Zada and Ibrahim are cousins and marry in April 2014 in Syria. They come to Germany in 2016 via Turkey and Norway and live with 2 children in a refugee shelter in Euskirchen. On 21 December 2017 they will visit Ibrahim's sister in Bergheim near Cologne. There is a threat that Ibrahim will throw his wife off the balcony or etch her face with acid.

Zada flees to the road and stops a car to get to safety. Ibrahim continues to stab her. Later, 11 stabs are counted. When he thinks she is dead, he lets her go. The driver drives Zada to a clinic. There she is rescued by an emergency operation. But she remains blind in the right eye.

In May 2018 the trial before the Cologne Regional Court begins. In July, Ibrahim is sentenced to 8 years and 6 months imprisonment for attempted manslaughter and dangerous assault. He does not understand why he has to go to prison for his crime. On the one hand, honour criminals often think they did the right thing. On the other hand, difficulties should be settled within the family. The fact that violence against women is even tried before a German court does not fit in.

Zada, whose real name is not known, now lives with the offender's sister. One can interpret this as meaning that the wife is still under observation of her husband's family.