Man murders ex-wife in front of their joint children in Crimmitschau

Yama
born: 1990
stabbed to death: February 11, 2023
Residence: Crimmitschau (Saxony)
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 5
Perpetrator: her ex-husband (36 years old at the time of the crime)
The 33-year-old Yama has 5 children and has been living in a social institution in Crimmitschau (Saxony, north of Zwickau) since spring 2022. The father does not live there, but visits.

Thus, on February 11, 2023, he stabs her to death in front of the children to demonstrate what happens when a woman becomes rebellious and does not follow the rules of her husband or family.

Shortly after the crime, the perpetrator is arrested in the neighboring village. The 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:

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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