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Iraq: Kurdish judge commits suicide live on Facebook

May 2, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Subhi Abdullah, an Iraqi judge who committed suicide whilst being live on Facebook

An Kurdish Iraqi judge from the province of Dohuk in on Tuesday took his own life live on Facebook.

Dohuk provincial police issued a brief statement yesterday morning explaining that Judge Subhi Abdullah from the Akre region died of his wounds in a hospital.

Kurdish media sites reported that the judge has been living alone in the mountains in Dohuk to protest Kurdistan’s referendum held in 2017. He used a gun to shoot himself in  the chest.

The Kurdistan24 TV channel said a banner appeared behind the judge during the incident which read “unity, reform, independence”.

Iraq has some of the highest suicide rates in the Middle East.

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