Honour killing story
Attempted murder: August 30, 2021
Origin: perpetrator: Iraq
Children: probably none
Perpetrator: the boyfriend (21 years old at the time of the crime) of his ex-girlfriend
On August 30, 2021, an Iraqi stabbed his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend on the street in Karlsruhe. The perpetrator has been arrested. It is unclear whether it was a case of honor. It could also be a stabbing among Iraqi youth. The real names of those involved are not known.
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:
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.