Syrian stabs his wife to death in front of his children in Arnhem

born: -
stabbed to death: August 18, 2022
Residence: Arnhem, the Netherlands
Origin: Syria
Children: 2 (10-12 years old)
Perpetrator: her husband
In Arnhem, a city in the eastern part of the Netherlands, a woman was stabbed to death by her husband on Thursday evening 18 August 2022. Neighbors say they heard the couple's two young children screaming loudly. The family would have fled from Syria 5 or 6 years ago because of the war.

The man was immediately arrested. According to the police it is an incident in the relational sphere, so they are very reticent in sharing details.

The children are placed in the care of the Youth Protection Agency.

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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