Start A Petition

Sign Petition to Protest Brutal Murder of 16 Year Old Turkish Girl and Other "Honor" Killings ! TAKE ACTION !

Society & Culture  (tags: humans, girl, murdered, honor killings, Turkey, death, women, violence )

- 3321 days ago -
sixteen year old Medine Memi was murdered by her father and grandfather in Kahta, Turkey. She was buried alive as punishment for the "crime" of having been seen talking to boys. An autopsy found soil in her stomach and lungs and no sign of narcotics or


We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Yulan L (156)
Friday February 12, 2010, 3:01 pm
Noted. When will we all finally be treated equal? Is there a race out there where women have such a system in place? No there isn't one, because woman are a smarter race unto their own. We're just not that thick in the head. In truth, men are afraid of us and so hence through fear have to control us.

Cynthia F (137)
Friday February 12, 2010, 3:43 pm
This is awful and women are so degraded by men. This should be classified as murder.

Annie C (116)
Friday February 12, 2010, 4:02 pm
done ,thank-you Cher

Pat B (356)
Friday February 12, 2010, 4:20 pm
TY, Cher, done

Gillian M (218)
Friday February 12, 2010, 4:25 pm
Noted but can't sign. This is merely 1 in a long list of terrible abuses and murders because they are female. It is terrible that a religion and culture encourages this.

. (0)
Friday February 12, 2010, 5:57 pm
Noted and already signed, thanks Cher.

Peggy A (109)
Friday February 12, 2010, 6:52 pm
Signed and forwarded

Rhonda M (580)
Friday February 12, 2010, 7:29 pm
Thanks Cher

Rajee S (138)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 1:18 am

Ingeborg K (30)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 1:22 am
Noted and signed

Wahab K (3)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 1:23 am
I can not imagine this !!!!
How a human can be so cruel and inhuman???

Monica D (580)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 1:44 am
This is dreadful.

ivona P (145)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 1:48 am
Signed and noted.Thank you Cher.

Renate B (6)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 1:58 am
This is utterly disgusting and not even human.

Anita B (69)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 2:51 am
It's disgraceful such old fashion behaviour continues towards young people; it time it stop and any adult should be put into prison to prevent them from killing their daughters, who have done now no wrong. While locked away Mothers should learn that their daughters are growing-up, in a different world from them. These old fashion 'Laws regarding young teenagers much change now, before they become more difficult with such counties ending-up as a all 'male' places.....

Arild G (174)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 2:52 am
Signed and noted, TY for the post Cher.

brenda h (65)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 3:36 am
Well this is retarded barbarism and I don't understand why the majority of the female population don't get mad enough to go up in arms and take care of these murders, if the so called courts aren't going to do the right thing. I know there must be some women that have been cultivating a back bone over there someplace. Injustice should be delt with JUSTICE!

Mr Shorcuts (0)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 3:53 am
Just like female and male circumcision, you MUST have a death penalty for these honor killings. No human has the right to make life-and-death decisions over another human.

Susanne O (23)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 4:17 am
Thanks for the information ! These so called "honour killings" are still happening & of course should be jugded with a murder sentence...why don´t we have a justice system if they don´t act upon it?

Jean Paskalides (2)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 4:28 am
There is no honor in killing.

Saturday February 13, 2010, 4:35 am
Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 5:02 am
Thank you for sharing.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 5:07 am
petition signed

Thank you so much for providing the link & sharing this article.

Maryanne C (111)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 6:49 am
Signed and noted ,thank you.

Gilles E (30)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 7:25 am
Signé et noté merci Cher ...

David C (80)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 9:43 am
sickening story.
how can any parent (father) be so brutal to one of his own child.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 9:56 am
Thank you for the petition...I had read the article a few days back :-}

Kari D (192)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 10:43 am

Cher C (1426)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 10:44 am

Thnx everyone!!!!


Katz R (54)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 11:11 am
"honoe killings" and i use the words very loosely, need to be outlawed everywhere and we need to start with the Americas and Eurpean Countries to set an example, Gemany has been laxadatal in fully charging them against the individuals who have commited them there [mainly Turks]

Philippa P (154)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 12:03 pm
I am just sorry there was no space for comments. So-called "Honour killings" are murder, plain and simple.

Beth P (32)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 12:36 pm
Makes me shudder! Signed and posted on Facebook.

Marie Therese H (10)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 12:39 pm
I'm sure God has an honorable place in hell for those lowly creatures.

Someone should bury them alive and do the rest of the world a huge favor.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 12:50 pm
Barbaric !! Signed and sent on > > >

Debbie L (180)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 12:57 pm
Noted and signed with a heavy heart. This should not be a reality for any female in this day and age.

Cheree M (46)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 3:10 pm
Noted & signed. Thanks
You signed this petition on Feb 11 and emailed the following representatives: and targets:

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen , Bill Nelson , Barack Obama , George LeMieux , The Honorable Navanethem Pillay (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights) , Ms. Zainab Al-Suwaij (American Islamic Congress Executive Director) and M. Zuhdi Jasser (Chairman, American Islamic Forum for Democracy)

Donna B (39)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 3:19 pm

Pia R (0)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 4:13 pm
Just tried to sign this petition and turns out I can't cause I don't live in the US. Everybody should have a mechanism to protest against this. It is a matter of humanity. There has to be a way to make pressure on all countries so that these so-called "honor" killings are treated like what they really are: Crimes. And Turkey pretends to be a part of the European Union?

taina pride (69)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 4:15 pm
this is not honor..this is an executions,but without guns..still a horrible crime and justice should be served to really HONOR this poor,innocent young victim..thnxs CHER..SIGNED IT ALREDAY

pam w (139)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 4:20 pm
Yes, well....the "politically correct" will argue that it's their CULTURE and it's their RELIGION and all cultures/religions have EQUAL VALUE. You've heard this--you've seen what's happening in Europe, and to a certain extent, in the US, too. We've got to stand up to the "it's my religion and I"m entitled to it" faction and stop this violence against women!

Susan D (116)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 4:33 pm
Signed... To non-US folks-- you can do what I did -- cheat.
To Pia-- Turkey is NOT part of the EU. They would like to be but there is the small matter of the territory in Cyprus that they are occupying.

Laurie W (189)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 5:29 pm
Noted and signed..

Terry B (649)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 7:44 pm
This is ISLAM, folks!

When the hell are we going to wake up? Wasn't 9/11 in New York, the Madrid subway, the London buses, and the Mumbai hotel enough?

Dee B (21)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 7:51 pm
It's amazing how some religions and cultures carry on with such barbaric behavior throughout the centuries! I guess some sects of people just have not mentally developed. Too much inbreeding perhaps?

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 9:43 pm
"'Honor killings' are a despicable tradition justified and justifiable by no religion." (from the petition letter) Well put! I can't sign this because I'm not a U.S. resident. These "honor" killings happen here in Sweden too. It's disgusting. What honor does it bestow on the family for other families to know they have killed their own child? Should bring disgrace to them instead.

Jo Pretorius (87)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 9:44 pm
It's time that the world get rid of so called "tradition". If it harms another being - be it animal or human - it is murder. We are living in the 21st century for crying out loud. Surely we are supposed to progress - move on and leave the bad traditions behind.

Michelle Bafik Vehslage (12)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 10:40 pm
sadly noted and signed. Passed on for all to see we need to help more women where thay can not help themselves.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 11:52 pm
Not in Us- can't sign.
Noted though.

Kay F (550)
Sunday February 14, 2010, 4:12 am
Gladly signed, thanks Cher.

E A (28)
Sunday February 14, 2010, 4:41 am
This takes place in a few more countries other than Turkey .In Jordan, the victim is often inprisoned in order to protect her against her accusers and death.

Tierney G (381)
Sunday February 14, 2010, 7:20 am
Signed feb 11 thanks Cher

Yu L (41)
Sunday February 14, 2010, 8:50 am
when will they recognize that there is no dead for honour

Patricia C (96)
Sunday February 14, 2010, 11:42 am
I signed the petition Cher. This is a true nightmare, but I don't know how we can change the mentality of this country. I imagine Amnesty International is trying too.

Catrina Velez (46)
Sunday February 14, 2010, 3:50 pm
Stupid, brutal and needless killings! Islam is the leading religious instigator in perpetrating such acts, because it teaches that the patriarch has the right of life and death over everyone in his household, especially slaves, women,offspring and animals. But even an aged or useless horse, or a goat that no longer gives milk is granted a more humans end than that poor girl. Murder s murder is murder...

Rebecca D (13)
Sunday February 14, 2010, 4:45 pm
Thanks for link to petition

T Zabel (74)
Sunday February 14, 2010, 5:18 pm

Trayce Olsen (0)
Sunday February 14, 2010, 7:44 pm
I will sign this when I make this comment..How can someone murder a female so brutallywhenthe gal is their own flesh and blood..I have a hard time trying to believe people who believe in this barbaric law are so loving and wonderful..There are cases of this in America and THIS IS EVEN MORE OUT OF POCKET THAN THE ONES IN THEIR COUNTRIES. SHAME ON THEM!!!

Josephine Fenech (15)
Monday February 15, 2010, 2:30 am
Signed thanks Cher

Caitlin Kirby (7)
Monday February 15, 2010, 6:36 am
signed, thank you!

Lilith G (663)
Monday February 15, 2010, 2:24 pm

Alice B (241)
Monday February 15, 2010, 3:39 pm
Noted and SIGNED. I can easily imagine having been a victim of this horror - having been raped by my religulous paternal 'grandfather' who could have then turned right around and denounced me for "talking with boys" and then handling the "honor" killing himself. It is not difficult to imagine incest abusers becoming serial "honor" killers. This entire nightmare shows so clearly yet another example of how HATED woman are in so much of this world - we give life - and our lives are DEMONIZED.

Deborah O (98)
Wednesday February 17, 2010, 6:01 pm
Honor. Honor. Do people who are capable of this even know the meaning of the word? The girl undoubtedly knew far more about honor than her murderers ever could.

Wendye Kolles (58)
Thursday February 18, 2010, 1:25 am
Noted and signed. Thanks.
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Society & Culture

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.