Photo Gallery: Honor Killings in Germany
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Photo Gallery: Honor Killings in Germany

Lenient Courts German Justice Slammed in Honor Killing Study

What drives families to commit 'honor killings?' Who are the killers and where do they come from? A new study commissioned by the German police has found that the killers are almost always first-generation immigrants from poor backgrounds, that cases aren't increasing and that courts are making mistakes in their handling of them.