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Iraqi Actor and Facebook Personality Murdered For “Being Gay”

Iraqi actor and Facebook personality Karar Noshi has reportedly been kidnapped and murdered in Baghdad for being gay.

“Security forces and witnesses”  reported on Monday that Noshi’s body was found in central Baghdad following his kidnapping, although there was no official confirmation. Statements also claim that there was “evidence he had been tortured and viciously stabbed”.

Karar Noshi was a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts who worked in theater.

His family received the body of their son after he was found dead on Palestine Street (in central Baghdad).

One Iraqi social media page suggested he had been targeted for the way he looked/

Noshi was a young Iraqi graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts who works in theater.

His family received the body of their son Karar a short while ago after he was found dead on Palestine Street (in central Baghdad).

US-based Iraqi rights activist Faisal Al Mutar wrote on Facebook that Noshi had been killed after being “accused of being gay”.

Al Mutar later wrote that “Shia extremists” were behind the killing, perhaps referring to Iraq’s powerful socially conservative Shia militias. The armed groups have also been accused of kidnapping secular activists in recent months.

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  1. I wish this world we live in except we are all human beings,who breath the same air as gay bisexual strait transgender so let’s live life to the full and stop killing people just because we are different.

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