KRG won’t tolerate violence against women, says deputy PM

KRG Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani speaks during a panel at the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Sulaimani, November 20, 2020. Sartep Othman/Esta Media Network

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will not tolerate violence against women, Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani said late on Sunday (November 22), days after a woman was found dead in Kalar. 

The Directorate of Police in Garmian said in a statement that a 26-year-old woman was found hanged in her home in Sharawani 2 neighborhood in Kalar on Friday.

Four suspects were detained on charges of murdering the women, the police directorate added.

Three of the suspects were brothers of the deceased woman and that they confessed the crime, police said, stating that the motive was a “social problem”.

“We will not tolerate or accept violence against women in the name of honour — those responsible will pay a heavy price for their crime,” Talabani tweeted.

The Garmian administration said in a statement on Monday that the deputy prime minister was in touch “on this heinous crime” and that he was following the case.

“We strongly condemn this heinous crime and we completely stand against the killing of girls and women under any justification,” the administration said.

“The deputy prime minister, Qubad Talabani, has tasked the related institutions to prevent … violence against women,” it added.

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