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Kurdish model Jehan Hashim to leave Iraq for fear of murder

Jehan Hashim
Kurdish model Jehan Hashim

Kurdish model Jehan Hashim announced Friday determination to leave Iraq lest she gets killed.

“I love my country and I hope to see change when I get back, goodbye Erbil,” Hashim said on Instagram.

On Tuesday, former Miss Iraq beauty queen Shimaa Qasim has streamed a video clip in which she said she had received “death threats” after the brutal killing of social media influencer and photo model Tara Faris.

Recently, Fares was voted as the sixth most popular Iraqi on social media, she had won beauty pageants in Baghdad with nearly three million followers on Instagram.

A few days earlier, Souad al-Ali, a civil society activist, was also shot dead in Basra.

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