Romina Ashrafi: Iran should abolish Article 301 of the Penal Code

Abolish article 301 of the Penal Code All Iranian girls and their fathers are now reminded again that the Iranian justice system is very forgiving towards fathers who kill their daughters and that has a bad influence on their behaviour. In Syria, it was decided in March 2020 to abolish the section of the law […]

Honour killing story: Barbara (2011)

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 story: Yasemin Tomak Iybar (2011)

Honour killing story caret-down caret-up caret-left caret-right Yasemin Tomak Iybar born: 1979 Assassinated: 29 January 2011 Residence: Lünen (NRW) Origin: Turkey Children: unclear Perpetrators: her brother-in-law and ex-boyfriend Adem I. (34 years old) and Salia, the wife of her new lover Yasemin is a gardener and has been married before. To get a residence permit […]

Onur Kandemir

Family murder in Etten-Leur: The police arrest father Onur Kandemir

Honour killing story Grandma, mother and two children born: 1956, 1989, 2014, 2018 murdered: 28 March 2020 Residence: Etten-Leur Origin: Dutchman with Turkish parents Children: 2 Perpetrator: Onur Kandemir (33 years) On Saturday 29 March 2020 around 18.15 the police found the lifeless bodies of retired Turkish interpreter Hikmet Kandemir (64), her daughter-in-law Gulcan Kandemir […]

Honour killing in Sana’a: 3 young men force their sister Esbah (16) to drink poison

Honour killing story Esbah born: 2004 murdered: ? Residence: Sana’a Origin: Yemen Children: none Perpetrator: her brothers (25, ?, ?) and father (?) Yemen has not been a nice country for women to live in for many decades because of war, food shortages and old-fashioned guardianship laws. Yemeni women’s organizations now advocate, following Syria’s example, […]