Iraqi fashion model and media activist, Shaimaa Qasem, yesterday said that she had received “death threats.â
Qasem, who held the title of Miss Iraq in 2015, posted a short live video on Facebookâs Instagram, revealing that she had received a message read “your turn is coming.”
“Is it our fault that we are famous on social media,â she wondered, stressing: âwe are being slaughtered like chickens?â
Qasemâs video comes amid uproar and resentment in Iraq. Several assassinations were recently carried out against a number of women activists in the Arab country.
On Thursday, the fashion model and blogger Tarra Fares was assassinated inside her luxury car in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. Two days earlier, Suad Al-Ali, a civil society activist, was also shot dead in Iraqâs Basra.
In August, two beauticians, Rasha Al-Hassan and Rafif Al-Yasiri, were reported dead âin mysterious circumstances.â
Police investigation into the case has not reached final causes for the killing. However the spokesperson of the Iraqi interior and health ministries have announced “initial causesâ for the death, including intake of an overdose medication by Rafif and Rashabeing attacked by a malignant disease.