Even after the verdict on the murder of Hatice Surucu, the instrumentalization continues
On Wednesday, the sentence was pronounced in a trial that had long before caused a stir in the public discussion. The young German-Turkish Hatun Surucu had been found shot in February 2005 in Berlin near her apartment. The suspicion fell fast on the brother of the woman. They should have seen in the western way of life of her sister an honor injury for the whole family. According to this interpretation, the murder was a collectively planned act of punishment.
The Berlin Regional Court has now sentenced the youngest brother of the murdered woman, who was 18 years old at the time of the crime, to a juvenile sentence of nine years and three months. He had confessed to the crime and emphasized that he had planned and carried it out alone. The two older brothers were acquitted for lack of evidence.