Iraq: Iraqi Actor Murdered Because He Looked Gay

Sources are reporting Iraqi actor Karar Noshi was kidnapped and murdered in Baghdad because of his effeminate appearance and rumors about his sexuality. Noshi, a student of Baghdad University’s College of Fine Arts, was known for his long blond hair. He had been the subject of trolling on social media, where several Facebook pages nominated him as “the Beauty King of Iraq.”

News site Kurdistan24 reports Noshi’s body was dumped on busy Palestine Street in central Baghdad, and there was “evidence he had been tortured and viciously stabbed.”

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

It’s not clear what Noshi’s actual sexual orientation was, but men accused of homosexuality have been brutalized and murdered in Iraq in recent years, some stoned to death or thrown from buildings. Read more via NewNowNext