Honour killing story
Attempted murder: July 9, 2021
Residence: Giessen, Germany
Children: 3 (at the time of the crime 2, 11, 13 years old)
Perpetrator: her ex-husband / ex-boyfriend (at the time of the crime 34 years old)
On July 9, 2021, a witness reports that a BMW driver pushed a woman out of the car on a country road near Giessen (Hesse). A rescue helicopter takes the injured woman to the hospital.
The Iraqi fled with the 3 common children. The oldest is 13 years old. So presumably the mother was forcibly married off by her parents when she was 14. 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.