Honour Killing in Stolzenau, Lower Saxony

08./09./10./11.12.2011

On Monday, a 35-year old man of Yazidi faith, who moved to Germany from Iraq in 2008, shot his 13-year-old daughter following a family mediation session with youth authorities in Stolzenau, Lower Saxony. Souzan B. had moved out of the family home due to family disputes a few months ago and had since been living in a state children’s home, supported by local authorities. Following an attempt at reconciliation between Souzan and her family, which had failed as Souzan refused to move back into the family home, the father had opened fire at her outside the authorities’ office and in front of the rest of the family. Following the incident, the man escaped and is still on the run, hunted by the police.