European Union External Action

Local EU Statement on the recent killing of two high profile Iraqi women

Bruxelles, 02/10/2018 - 15:13, UNIQUE ID: 181002_7
Local Statements

The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Iraq.

The EU Delegation in Iraq notes with concern the murder of two high profile Iraqi women, Suad al-Ali, Human Rights activist killed in Basra on 25 September and Tara Fares, fashion model and social media influencer killed on 27 September in Baghdad. The EU Delegation calls on the Iraqi authorities to conduct a full criminal investigation and to bring the perpetrators to trial.

The EU condemns all acts of violence, including the intimidation of women active in the social or political sphere. The EU supports a strong women’s participation in political and social life of Iraq, as well as their active role in federal, regional and local authorities.