Woman killed on public road in Burgdorf

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born: 1987
stabbed to death: May 3, 2022
Residence: Celle / Burgdorf (near Hanover)
Origin: Turkey / Kurds / Yazidis
Children: 2 twin sons (16 years old at the time of the crime)
Perpetrator: her husband Hüseyin C. (37 years old)
Esra had twins at the age of 19. Later, she divorces her husband Hüseyin. Both live in the district of Celle.

On May 3, 2022, the garbage collector stabs his divorced wife to death in a parking lot in Burgdorf "with a large number of knife stabs." She dies on the spot. He flees, but turns himself in to the police. The knife is found behind a garden fence.

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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