Woman Says She was Forced to Commit Honour Murder
VLAARDINGEN, 31/07/13 - A 37 year old Turkish woman who murdered her lover in the clear light of day last February did that under threat from her husband, her lawyer said Tuesday in Algemeen Dagblad newspaper.
In Vlaardingen last February, Serma K. shot her 44 year old lover several times in the head. After the murder, the confused woman shouted that she had cleansed her ‘namus’ (Turkish for honour). The woman told her lawyer later that her husband had put her under heavy pressure.
The secret love affair between the woman and her later victim came to light via text messages on her telephone. “Since then, she has gone through inhuman things,” says her lawyer. Her husband shaved her head. She was also assaulted, degraded and raped by him. “You can ask yourself whether she is not also a victim.”
The husband of Serma K. is meanwhile in custody for incitement to murder. As a result, the woman finally feels safe enough to tell the truth, according to her lawyer.