Iraq

Kawa Garmyani

05 December 2013


The editor of Rayal magazine and correspondent Awene newspaper was shot dead outside his home in Kalar, South Kurdistan. Reports said that he died in a hail of bullets, in front of his mother.Three days ago, Kawa had announced on his Facebook page that he had documents relating to a corruption case that he was planning to write about in the Rayal magazine.
Kawa had been involved in disputes with local Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leaders because of his investigative reporting and recently he registered a complaint with Garmyan police against one PUK official. Previously he had appeared in court for publishing the photo of an official in a report on corruption.

Source: The Kurdistan Tribute