German curator: Hella Mewis by armed men in Baghdad kidnapped

Armed men have brought Mewis in their violence, wrote Ali al-Bajati, member of Parliament-elected Commission on human rights, on Monday on Twitter. Security for

German curator: Hella Mewis by armed men in Baghdad kidnapped

Armed men have brought Mewis in their violence, wrote Ali al-Bajati, member of Parliament-elected Commission on human rights, on Monday on Twitter. Security forces have resumed the search for her, said an activist who wished to remain anonymous, the German press Agency on Tuesday night. The Federal Foreign office, the abduction of the German confirmed first.

Mewis was born in Berlin and lives since several years in Baghdad. She worked there on the construction of the cultural Institute Bait Tarkib, which aims to promote the work of young Iraqi artists. At times it was also for the Goethe-Institute.

Many of Iraq's artists have in their homeland a serious Stand

The men had kidnapped Mewis on Monday evening around 20 o'clock (local time) in the vicinity of the cultural center in the Central district of Abu Nuwas, wrote Al-Bajati on Twitter. The district is located close to the river Tigris.

Bait Tarkib - to translate roughly as "house Installation" - was founded in 2015 for the promotion of contemporary art. The organization strives according to its Website, is "to encourage the emerging Iraqi artists and young people develop their artistic Talent or an artistic career". The Arabic word "tarkib" can also be used with "combination" or "structure" is translated.

After the end of Saddam Hussein's dictatorship in 2003, the political Islam in Iraq was - and conservative Islamic values, which consider many kinds of non-religious art as forbidden ("haram"). Many Iraqi artists have in their homeland a serious Stand and live abroad.

Mewis, contrary to Iraqi conventions in coffee shops and wearing your hair down

of The Germany-based Iraqi writer Najem Wali, described Mewis to the magazine "Spiegel" in the year 2017, as a woman, the Iraqi conventions in cafes, hair, bears, and rarely to the head cloth picks. On the embankment of the Tigris, they have organized in 2016 a woman's Bicycle Demonstration. Mewis have contacts in the policy and be well networked. dpa/Zhang Miao/XinHua/dpa Unknown have kidnapped in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, according to the activist, a German curator.

two weeks Ago, had shot the Unknown in Baghdad, the internationally recognized political analyst Hisham al-A. Hashimi in the vicinity of his apartment. First of all, no one acknowledged the fact. In the Iraqi media of the suspect, especially against the Iran-loyal Shi'a militia, Kataib Hezbollah and the terrorist militia Islamic state (IS) targeted. Al-A. Hashimi was considered one of the best connoisseurs of extremist groups in Iraq. He spoke often critical to proianischen militias in the country and worked as a government consultant. Temperatures soar to the top: the Azores brings up the long-awaited summer PCP temperatures soar to the top: the Azores brings up the long-awaited summer

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Updated Date: 21 July 2020, 06:26

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