Man stabs woman to death at refugee residence in Neu-Hohenschönhausen

born: 1978
stabbed to death: 2022
Residence: Berlin
Origin: Victim: Ukraine; Perpetrator: Georgia
Children: 2 (5 and 16 years old at the time of the crime)
Perpetrator: her husband (50 years old)
In June 2022, Jane comes to Berlin with her husband and 2 daughters (born 2005, 2016). On October 1, her husband stabs her to death in a refugee shelter in Neu-Hohenschönhausen. She dies on the spot.

The older daughter is from a previous relationship of the mother. Both daughters saw the crime, possibly indicating an honor motive. They are placed with the youth welfare agency.

Initially, the couple was said to be from Ukraine. At that time, however, male Ukrainians were not allowed to leave the country because of the Russian attack. Later, the man was said to be Georgian. The real names 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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