Woman shot dead by her ex-husband in store in Germany

Jovana
born: 1979
shot to death: January 21, 2023
Place of residence: Markdorf on Lake Constance
Origin: perpetrator: Albania or Serbia
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: her divorced husband (47 years old at the time of the crime)
Jovana works as a saleswoman at a bargain market in Markdorf, Baden-Württemberg. There she is shot to death on January 21, 2023. She dies at the scene of the crime.

The perpetrator is her divorced Albanian (or Serbian) husband. He flees in the cab he came with. Shortly after, he is arrested. 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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