Jian Subhi Aref
Subhi Othman stabbed his daughter Jian to death in November 2010.
After killing his daughter on the stairs of the family home, Othman gave himself up to the police.
When police arrived on the scene, they found Jian daughter lying in the foetal position at the bottom of the stairs. She had been stabbed 53 times.
During questioning, Othman claimed he saw no other solution as his daughter was leading what he viewed as an ‘indecent’ lifestyle.
According to tabloid Aftonbladet, Othman began hating his daughter after her husband had filed for divorce. Behind this was a rumour of infidelity.
The 21-year-old woman and her three-year-old daughter had moved from Gothenburg to Katrineholm, in central Sweden, to live with her parents following the divorce.
The court in Nyköping, south of Stockholm in Sweden found that the murder had been premeditated and especially brutal.
Jian’s father will be extradited to Iraq from Sweden as soon as he has served his 18 year prison sentence in Sweden.