- Wife shot dead by husband in Iraqi Kurdistan after reportedly having an affair
- The woman spent one and a half years behind bars as punishment for affair
- Upon her release both sides sought a divorce, according to Kurdistan 24
- After their fourth divorce session Sunday, husband shot her six times in car park
A wife who was reportedly jailed for having an affair in Kurdistan Iraq has been shot dead by her husband outside court (stock image)
A wife who was reportedly jailed for having an affair in Iraqi Kurdistan has been shot dead by her husband outside court.
The woman, who has not been identified, served one and a half years in jail for the affair.
Upon her release, both sides filed for divorce.
But after the couple’s fourth divorce session on Sunday, the husband opened fire in the car park of the Irbil Court of Law and shot her six times.
Head of the Irbil Police Department Abdul Khaliq Talaat confirmed to Kurdistan 24 the man was arrested at the scene and charged with first-degree murder.
‘An initial investigation with the husband after his arrest indicates that the root of the problem dates back to 2018 when the woman was arrested and sentenced to prison until April 2019 over a social conflict,’ Talaat said.
Executive director of Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation described the incident as an ‘honour killing’.
‘I was very upset and angry when I saw the news,’ Ms Nammi told The Independent.
‘We deeply condemn honour killings such as this case. She was in prison for one and a half years for having an affair.
‘When she was released from prison, she went to seek a divorce in court, as she was not allowed to do so in prison, and then she was shot.’
Ms Nammi claimed the girl’s father had commented on the killing, saying he supported the perpetrator and his daughter had received justice.