Brothers convicted for killing sister in Germany

Afghan brothers jailed for life for killing sister in Germany 

A German court on Thursday convicted two Afghan brothers of killing their sister and sentenced them to life imprisonment.

The victim, a mother of two, identified by the court as Maryam H, was killed by her brothers, Yousuf and Mahdi, in Germany’s southern Bavaria region, and was found buried on a hill in 2021.

According to the Daily Mail, Maryam, who fled Afghanistan to Germany in 2013, divorced her husband, which enraged her brothers, who began “cracking down on her freedom and forcing her to abide by strict Islamic laws such as wearing a headscarf and only going out in public when accompanied by a familial male escort.”

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Maryam’s ex-husband, who, according to the Mail, had also threatened her with death, refused to testify against the brothers during the trial.