A 21-year-old woman was shot dead at a wedding for refusing to marry her cousin.
Kurdish father of the 21-year old identified only as Ghazi H., 50, posted a picture of her lying in a pool of blood on his Facebook page demanding justice.
The distraught father wrote that his beloved 21-year-old daughter Shilan had rejected an arranged marriage and in order to avenge the insult to relatives, she had paid with her life.
He said that his Kurdish family had fled Iraq heading to Germany when she was just three years old, and he said she had grown up as a self-confident young woman with German citizenship, studying property management at college.
Posting the images he added: “It is with the deepest sense of loss and pain that I announced the loss of my daughter. She died in a pool of her own blood, as a victim of a treacherous trail and tradition. ”
Ghazi said that his two brothers, identified as Numan H and Hassan H tried to force a union between Shilan and her cousin Sefin, but she had refused.
Ghazi said he had left his brother looking after his family while he worked on a project in Iraq.
He said that his brother arranged the marriage behind his back.
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