May. 20, 2021

Iranian Kurd's self-immolation roils Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraq/Society

The story: The self-immolation of an Iranian Kurdish asylum seeker in front of a United Nations office in Iraqi Kurdistan has sparked heated debate. In addition to raising questions about the conditions which sparked the tragedy, journalists who recorded the incident without apparently intervening have come under fire from both local authorities and on social media.

The coverage: On May 19, the Iraqi Kurdish opposition-affiliated NRT channel reported that 25-year-old Behzad Mahmoudi had fled to Iraq as he was a member of the outlawed dissident group known as..

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