Connect with us


Man executes transgender sister in Iraq for ‘bringing shame to the family’



Man executes transgender sister in Iraq for 'bringing shame to the family'

A 23-year-old transgender woman, Doski Azad, has been executed by her brother in an ‘honour killing’ for allegedly bringing shame to their family.

The incident which happened in Iraq Kurdish, saw Doski, a make-up artist, killed by her brother, Chakdar Azad, the police said on Sunday.

The police said Doski was “killed in a so-called “honour killing after her long-lost brother Chakdar Azad shot her.”

“The police heard about Ms. Azad’s death after receiving a call from a man who identified himself as another brother of the victim.

“Ms. Azad was found dead in the village of Mangesh, around 12 miles north of the city centre of Duhok,” the police report said.

Another report said Doski Azad, who left home more than five years ago, had received multiple threats from her family because of her change of identity despite establishing her own life as a woman and working in a salon.

Read also: God is not an author of confusion, makes no mistakes,’ Adeboye counsels transgenders

One of Doski’s uncles, Dlovan Sadiq, said:

“She left the house five to six years ago; I had not seen her ever since. Doski made a mistake.’

Duhok police have said it was Ms Azad’s family who told them she was killed by her brother, and reported where her body was.

Speaking to local media, district director, Brendar Dosky, said that the motive behind the killing of Doski must have been her transgender identity.

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now