Suspect remains silent on deadly knife attack in Germany
stabbed to death: November 18, 2022
Crime scene: Speyer (Rhineland-Palatinate)
Origin: Romania, possibly Roma
Perpetrator: her boyfriend (22 years old at the time of the crime)
A detail of the case: During the crime on Nov. 18, 2022, the perpetrator almost cut off the victim's head.
Earlier, Lali and her boyfriend had come to Speyer from Romania to work at the Christmas market. They were staying in a vacation home. There, the perpetrator stabbed the victim. Lali bled to death. The perpetrator was arrested at the scene.
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.