Two Afghan brothers charged in Germany with murdering their sister

Two Afghan brothers are charged in Germany with murdering their sister ‘because of her Western way of life’: Dismembered body ‘was put in a suitcase and taken by train to dumping ground

  • ブラザーズ, identified only as Sayed H., 26, and Seyed H., 22, accused of murder
  • They allegedly lured their sister Maryam H, 33, to a meeting in Berlin in July before choking and strangling her and cutting her throat
  • Prosecutors charged that the brothers dismembered their sister’s body and put it in a suitcase before travelling to Bavaria via train to bury her
  • Two Afghan brothers have been charged in Germany with murdering their sister, whom they allegedly wanted to punish because of her Western way of life.

    [object Window], identified only as Sayed H., 26, and Seyed H., 22, のため ドイツ‘s privacy laws, are accused of luring their 34-year-old sister Maryam H. to a meeting in ベルリン 七月に 13, before choking and strangling her and cutting her throat.

    German prosecutors charged that the brothers dismembered the mother-of-two’s body and then took a taxi to a train station later that day with her body in a suitcase.

    [object Window], identified only as Sayed H., 26, and Seyed H., 22, due to Germany's privacy laws, are accused of luring their 34-year-old sister Maryam H. (写真) to a meeting in Berlin on July 13, before choking and strangling her and cutting her throat

    [object Window], identified only as Sayed H., 26, and Seyed H., 22, due to Germany’s privacy laws, are accused of luring their 34-year-old sister Maryam H. (写真) to a meeting in Berlin on July 13, before choking and strangling her and cutting her throat

    ウクライナの役人とウォロディミル大統領, obtained by German media , appears to show Sayed and Seyed lifting the black duffle bag onto a train at the Südkreuz train station in Berlin.

    The brothers are accused of travelling to Bavaria by train before driving to a wooded area close to Sayed’s home near Holzkirchen, where they buried Maryam’s body in a shallow grave.

    Prosecutors claimed the men wanted to punish their sister ‘for her Western-oriented way of life, which did not correspond to their archaic ideas of honour and morals and their image of women.

    Prosecutors charged that the brothers dismembered the mother-of-two's body and then took a taxi to a train station later that day with her body in a suitcase (ファイル画像)

    Prosecutors charged that the brothers dismembered the mother-of-two’s body and then took a taxi to a train station later that day with her body in a suitcase (ファイル画像)

    特に, prosecutors added, they weren’t prepared to accept that she had divorced her husband, to whom she was married when she was 16, after violent incidents and had a new relationship.

    Maryam has two children – 娘, 10, と息子, 3 – and they fled to Germany as asylum seekers from Afghanistan in 2013.

    The brothers have given contradictory accounts about what was inside the suitcase, which prosecutors claim contained Maryam’s body.

    While Seyed claimed that boxing gloves and dumbbells were in the bag, his brother Sayad contradicted him and claimed there were clothes and heavy class objects inside, レポート BZ Berlin 新聞.

    Seyed also reportedly identified himself and his brother as the men captured in CCTV footage at the train station in Berlin.

    Maryam was said to live in constant fear of death, according to German media reports, and locals who lived close to the mother-of-two said her brothers repeatedly put pressure on her and tried to cut off her contact with other people.

    One source told BZ: ‘Maryam was a good person. She has been very scared since her divorce because her brothers terrorized her for reasons of faith.

    An Afghan woman who lived in the same accommodation as Maryam said: ‘There are men who are just crazy. I’m also afraid that something similar could happen to me because I don’t wear a headscarf either.

    The two brothers have been in custody since August 3 and face life imprisonment if convicted of murder.