'Emo' youth targeted in Iraq
'Emo' youth targeted in IraqRights groups criticise government for not investigating alleged killings.
An unconfirmed number of Iraqi youths have reportedly been killed for being what is known as "emo".
Identified by black clothes and punk hairstyles, emos in Iraq are often perceived as homosexuals, un-Islamic and devil worshipers.
Human rights groups say the government has failed to protect its citizens from harm and intimidation. What’s being done to end these deaths?
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to Yanar Mohammed, president of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq, and Andre Banks, executive director of Allout.org.
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