In Iraq, abducted: security forces free kidnapped Germans

the Unknown had kidnapped Mewis on Tuesday in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, according to activists. The Iraqi interior Ministry confirmed the kidnapping. securi

In Iraq, abducted: security forces free kidnapped Germans

the Unknown had kidnapped Mewis on Tuesday in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, according to activists. The Iraqi interior Ministry confirmed the kidnapping.

security forces had 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 is for the promotion of Iraqi artists

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.

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.

Contrary to Iraqi conventions Mewis in cafes and is rarely head cloth

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.

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. Woman fondles Fox - His response puts the Internet community in awe PCP woman is petting Fox - His response puts the Internet community in Amazement

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Updated Date: 24 July 2020, 03:26

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