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After Do’a, another woman beaten and murdered
24/05/2007   KWRW
Shawbu Ali, a young woman of nineteen, was killed by her husband and his relatives on the evening of 12th May 2007. Her body was found near Bestana village, Koye city. Her body was marked by beating, her hand was broken in two places, and there were seven bullets in her body.

Shawbu’s father Ali Rauf stated that his daughter had been killed because she had a stranger’s mobile number in her mobile, arousing suspicion among her in-laws. According to her father, Shawbu’s husband (named only by the initial H.) is now in the UK. He told Jamawar newspaper, ‘Shawbu’s husband, who is illiterate, is living abroad in Britain; he has changed his name to Namir Muhammad Ali, and is claiming to be an Iranian citizen’ (May 21 2007).

According to the Koye police, in a statement also published in Jamawar newspaper, Shawbu was brutally killed with seven bullets; she was beaten with stones, and her body was mutilated. Police said she was killed because of “social problems”. So far two people have been arrested, and others have escaped.

Shawbu’s father said that his daughter had 750 grams of gold on her, which had all been taken, apart from her wedding ring. Her earrings had been ripped out of her ears by force, and both of her legs were swollen.

He told the newspaper, ‘I had the most beautiful and loving daughter in Kurdistan. I call upon the Prime Minister of Kurdistan, Mr. Necheravan Barzani, and his deputy to work seriously to investigate the murder of my daughter.’

Police have been in communication with Kurdistan Airports, the Ministry of the Interior and the court of justice.

Shawbu left a nine-month-old daughter, whose current whereabouts are unknown.




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