Apr 292007

While being very appreciative of Amnesty for bringing this to the public spotlight, I’m not sure “appalled is quite the right adjective here…:

AI Index:MDE 14/027/2007

Public News Service No: 084
27 April 2007

Iraq: Amnesty International appalled by stoning to death of Yezidi girl and subsequent killings

Amnesty International is appalled by the killing of Du’a Khalil Aswad, aged about 17 who was stoned to death on or around 7 April 2007 for a so-called honour crime. A member of Iraq’s Yezidi religious minority from the village of Bahzan in northern Iraq, she was killed by a group of eight or nine men and in the presence of a large crowd in the town of Bashika, near the city of Mosul. Some of her relatives are said to have participated in the killing.

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 April 29, 2007  Posted by on April 29, 2007

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