Posts Tagged ‘German’

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.

D. Rinda

D. Rinda, 21, Germany

Rinda was born in 1960. At the age of 21 she was shot by her 15 year old brother Isa whilst recovering from delivering her first child in the maternity ward of a hospital in Bietigheimer in Germany. The siblings had been brought up in the Syrian Orthodox Christian minority in Turkey but now in Germany, her child had been fathered by a Muslim man. This her brother perceived as a slight to the family’s honour, shooting her 6 times as she recovered from childbirth: she managed to drag herself to the hallway where she died. As Isa was only 15 at the time of committing the murder, he was sentenced to 4 years in youth custody for manslaughter.


Morsal Obeidi

Morsal Obeidi, 16, Germany.

16 year, Afghan born Morsal Obeidi lived in Hamburg, Germany with her family of five siblings. She went to high school and dressed as German girls her age, despite family pressure to adapt to more conservative clothing and behavior. Reports indicate that Morsal faced pressure, mistreatment and assaults at the hands of her father and siblings at home. She also was a regular visitor at Child and Youth Services welfare center.  In 2007, her family sent Morsal to Afghanistan for 9 months to be‘re-educated’ about religion and culture and returned to Germany only after she promised ‘to be obedient’.

In May 2008, Morsal was stabbed and beaten to death at a parking lot by her 23 year old brother Ahmed Obeidi in a pre-meditated crime. Ahmed who has a history of criminal violence, asked a cousin to meet Morsal and bring her to a parking lot on the pretense of wanting to “talk to her”. He stabbed his sister 23 times then fled as she died an hour later.

It was reported that Ahmed watched and monitored Morsal very closely and, when he was not available, he had cousins, uncles and aunts do it for him. Morsal faced threats and physical assaults from him for many years and once also reported him to the police. He felt discontented with her adapting to German culture and angered by her seeming western choices of uncovered hair, makeup and jeans.


Women’s Rights Groups staged a demonstration in front of the Hamburg courthouse when Ahmad’s trial began in October 2008. Obeidi was sentenced to life imprisonment in November 2009. When the verdict was read out in court the accused yelled that had the trial taken place in Kabul, Afghanistan, he would have already been released long ago. Relatives of the accused also assaulted and threatened a journalist in the room. Hamburg Judge Wolfgang Backen said while reading the verdict “He killed out of pure intolerance,”, adding that the murder was “treacherous” and a premeditated “bloodbath” after all other attempts to “discipline” his sister had failed.

In a tribute video, Morsal’s friends said: “You died because you wanted to choose how to live your life. “. Morsal is remembered as a bright girl who enjoyed life in Germany and wanted the same freedoms and opportunities her German classmates had.

Dear Morsal,
Do you know that summer is here,
Spring was a beautiful color of purple
And left the Earth with shades of its design.
If only you were here to see.
Autumn comes next,
A chilly breeze will accompany it,
As we rustle our feet between the fallen yellow leaves
If only you were here to feel.
But I am sure where you are
There are four seasons of laughter and joy
Four seasons of the home and refuge you deserved
Four seasons of light and love.
Four seasons of being yourself, forever.




Hatun Sürücü

Hatun Sürücü, 23, Germany.

23 year old Hatun Sürücü, of Turkish-Kurdish origin, was shot dead, on a Berlin street on February 7 2005. She had left a marriage which she had been forced into at the age of 15 and was living in Germany as a single mother, studying electrical engineering at college.

Her youngest brother, Ayhun, was sentenced to nine years and three months imprisonment, two of her other brothers, Alpaslan and Mutlu, were not convicted due to lack of evidence. During his trial, Ayhun told the court in that he shot Hatun because he disapproved of her lifestyle and her morals. He said she had infuriated him by saying that she had the right to live as she pleased and to sleep with whom she wanted.

Ayhun had bragged to his girlfriend Melek about the murder straight after committing it. He also told her that something bad had happened when he was 14 involving Hatun; and that she should have been killed years ago. Investigators have alleged that Hatun may have been raped by a family member. Melek, was put in protective custody because she testified against him.