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Doski Azad

Age 23

28 Jan 2022
Duhok (Iraq)
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Doski Azad
Doski Azad [photo: twitter.com]

Doski was shot in the head and chest by her estranged brother, who flew back from Europe to Iraq to murder her.

Doski Azad didn't turn up to a scheduled meeting, which was out of character, one of her friends told Insider.

The 23-year-old transgender woman, a makeup artist in Iraq's Kurdistan Region, was usually very reliable, she said.

The friend knew something was up, but she couldn't have anticipated the shocking call she received two days later. "I found out Doski was brutally murdered," she said.

Azad's body was found on Monday afternoon in a village on the outskirts of Duhok. She had been shot in the head and chest, a day or two before the corpse was discovered, Dohuk police said.

An image reviewed by Insider showed that Azad's hands had been tied together, and her body had been left in a shallow ditch. Police became aware of the body's whereabouts after a tipoff from a relative, the Kurdish media outlet Rudaw reported.

A trans girl named Doski Azad (23) was killed in Duhok.

According to the Duhok Police, Doski's brother, who lived outside the Kurdistan Region, returned to Duhok a few days ago and killed his trans sister. Her body was found in a village today.

The US Consolate and French Consul Général publically condemned the killing.

Doski was working as a hair stylist. Her birth family did not accept her transition and continuously harassed her.

A talented makeup artist, the 23-year-old had supported herself since her family turned its back on her when she was a young teenager. She went to brides’ homes to prepare them for their weddings and built a reputation that earned her a job at a salon in Duhok.

“She was such a nice person, and everyone loved her so much,” said a close friend, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “She lived alone because when she went to her family home, they said to Doski, ‘Get out’,” the friend said. “They said, ‘When we see you alone, we will kill you’.”

Shortly after killing her her brother fled the country. His current whereabouts are unknown.

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https://twitter.com/O_Decottignies/status/1488501219299667974

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https://action.allout.org/en/m/6f6bdd63/

Report added: 31 Jan 2022. Last updated: 15 Mar 2022

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