Woman gunned at wedding for refusing to marry cousin

Ghazi H. posted this harrowing picture of his dead daughter. (YouTube)

A 21-year-old girl was gunned down at a wedding for refusing to marry her cousin.

The father of the girl, who is a Kurd from Iraq, has been living in Germany for the last 18 years.

He posted a harrowing picture of his daughter lying on the floor in a pool of blood.

He wrote on Facebook: "With great sadness, pain and a bleeding heart, I announce the death of my beloved daughter Shilan."

The man's brothers decided that his daughter should be married off to one of his brother's sons who was on an aid mission in Iraq.

The girl did not want to marry her cousin and had begged him to stop the wedding.

The father of the girl said she was the victim of "an insidious betrayal, customs and traditions", and added: "It is a crime against an innocent person.

The devastated family is calling for justice.