The chairman of the Association of German Criminal Police Officers (BDK), Sebastian Fiedler, warns against attacks on women where the motive is an alleged violation of honour. “So-called honour killings are a phenomenon that has concerned us for many years,” Fiedler told the newspaper WELT AM SONNTAG. “Prevention and intervention are a major challenge in this milieu,” he said. The ” too exaggerated sense of honour” that can be seen in certain milieus “cannot be reconciled with our Basic Law”, he said.
On Thursday, the trial of Hashem N. started in Aschaffenburg (tweet above) – he allegedly killed his daughter because of her lifestyle and her relationship with a man. Three other similar trials are currently underway in Germany.
According to the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), about 300 women are killed in Germany every year – the figure for men is lower every year. New criminological research has introduced the term “femicide” for this. About one third of all murders that the Federal Criminal Police Office lists in its statistics under “intimate partner violence” are committed by men who do not have a German passport. Yet the proportion of foreigners in this country is only a good seven percent.