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The Netherlands want to combat ‘honour’ crimes better

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: refuses to cooperate in an arranged marriage. wants to end […]

Honour killing stories 2012

caret-down caret-up caret-left caret-right Dilara Ö. born: 1992 Attempted murder: 1 January 2012 Residence: Steinbüchel (Leverkusen) Origin: unclear, presumably Turkey Children: 1 daughter (2 years) Perpetrator: her husband Yusuf (36 years) Dilara is 19 years old and has a two year old daughter. This may (but need not) indicate a forced marriage. On January 1, […]

Honour killing stories 2011

Martina Kreutzer born: 1987 stabbed: 24 January 2011 Residence: Krefeld Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Turkey Children: 2 (18 months, 3 years) Offender: her partner Sinan Emre (21 years old, born in Germany) Round 2006 Martina and Sinan (who were born in Krefeld and have Turkish parents) get to know each other at school. They have […]

Honour killing stories 2010

Selma Born: 1963 shot: 15 January 2010 Residence: Wuppertal-Elberfeld Origin: Turkey Children: 1 daughter (11 years old at the time of the crime) Perpetrator: her divorced husband Yusuf C. (at the time of the crime 42 years old) When the trial against Yusuf C. begins in August 2010 before the district court of Wuppertal, witnesses […]

Honour killing stories 2008

Feysal Hamid Born: 1960 Murdered: 23 January 2008 Residence: Cologne Origin: victim: Syria, originally Palestinian; perpetrator: Iraq Children: 8 Perpetrator: Sattar A. (age 35 at the time of the crime) Feysal has 8 children in Syria and comes to Cologne in 2004. He is tolerated and works as a cook. When he comes home from […]