Netherlands: Afghan father has 13 year old boy stab mother over divorce

Last September in The Netherlands, a 13 year old Afghan boy stabbed his mother, nearly killing her. As it turns out now he was avenging his family’s “honor”. The boy has told the police that according to Afghan customs his mother should not have taken the initiative to divorce his father.

The statement has emerged in a court ruling against the father, who has been sentenced for illegally taking his children abroad (to Italy). The court has concluded that the father has “influenced” the boy, pushing or manipulating him into the stabbing. The boy is being held by authorities and will be tried in juvenile court.

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