Sazan Bajez-Abdullah

Sazan Bajez-Abdullah, 24, Germany.

In Munich, Germany, Iraqi-born Kazim Mahmud Raschid, killed his ex-wife, Sazan Bajez-Abdullah, in late 2006.

On 25th of October 2006, Sazan’s divorce from Kazim Mahmud Raschid was finalised. He had beaten her so much during their marriage that the police had obtained a restraining order against him.

The same day, he killed her for the dishonour of divorce in the busy Maier Leibnitz street. He stabbed her 13 times poured gasoline over her, as she lay wounded he set her on fire. Residents from balconies threw down water, those on the street tried salvaging her body with wet cloth and attempted to shield her two year old son to safety. A criminal investigator, nearby  arrested Kazim straight away on hearing the commotion.

The following year, during his trial, Kazim admitted to planning the act. “I wanted to kill her. If I do this, I am a man”.

Kazim Mahmud Raschid is sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.

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