Friday, September 29, 2006

German Muslim Sentenced for Honor Killing of Sister

(Wiesbaden, Germany) A 25-year-old German Muslim of Turkish origin, Ali Karabey, was sentenced today for the shooting death of his sister, Gonul. The murder was committed to preserve family honor by preventing Gonul from marrying her German boyfriend.

According to testimony, Karabey tracked his sister to a hideout she used after running away from home. Once he found her, Karabey shot her repeatedly.

Karabey was sentenced to life in prison, however, German law specifies that he can be released in 15 years. Fifteen years for cold-blooded, premeditated murder seems awful lenient but it's better than the hand slap he likely would have received in Turkey.

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