Fifth Anniversary of Fadime’s Murder

Commemorations were held around Sweden on Saturday, the eve of the fifth anniversary of a high-profile honor killing.

On January 21, 2002 Kurdish immigrant Rahmi Sahinhal shot to death his 26 year old daughter Fadime. The men in her family had objected to her having a Swedish boyfriend.

Fadime Sahindal had previously drawn attention to the problems facing young immigrant women here, and gave a prominent speech in the Swedish parliament during a seminar on violence against women.

Following her death successive government have launched programs to combat honor-related violence.