Honour killing story

Juvy-Ann (and her unborn child)
born: 1999
stabbed: January 14, 2021
Residence: Hamm (NRW)
Origin: victim: Philippines; perpetrator: unclear, Arabic name
Children: she was pregnant
Perpetrator: her boyfriend Alim K. (aged 23 at the time of the crime)
Juvy-Ann is from the Philippines and is pregnant. Her boyfriend or ex-boyfriend stabs her in the neck with a knife on January 14, 2021. Juvy-Ann bleeds to death, later 60 stab wounds are counted. The unborn child also dies. The perpetrator hides the body under foliage in a parking lot in Hamm.

In the news reports, the perpetrator is initially said to be a German from Bergkamen (NRW). But his name is Alim, an Arabic first name. Apparently, he called his sister after the crime and told her about it. The sister informs the police. Alim was arrested, he has a criminal record.

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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