Kurdish-German woman shot dead for refusing to marry her cousin

Kurdish-German woman shot dead for refusing to marry her cousin

A second-generation Kurdish migrant living in Germany has been publicly executed after refusing to marry her cousin. The westernised young woman was the victim of a “treacherous tradition”, her father said.

The girl’s cousin is currently on the run, and police have obtained a warrant for his arrest.

The 21-year-old was shot dead at a wedding in Hanover in Germany this week. Her father posted a shocking image…of her lying in a pool of blood surrounded by distraught guests on Facebook. …

He specified that his two brothers had tried to arrange the forced marriage with the young woman’s cousin, Sefin, 22, but she had refused.

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The father told of how he had left his daughter in the care the brothers when he went on a business trip to Iraq. When he was gone, however, one of the brothers had attempted to marry her to his son without her father’s permission.

When he returned, he said: “She begged me to do something and so I cancelled the engagement”.

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