“You should better shut your mouth up!!”, was what two militia men in civilian clothing shouted when they attacked Hawre Kurdi, a political activist based in Erbil. He was on the way to a market, when his car was stopped by his assaulters last evening.
Hawre Kurdi is a known opposition voice in the Kurdish autonomous region of Iraq. He has stood up for fellow journalists that have been arrested by KDP authorities like Sherwan Sherwani.
Hawre Kurdi has been assaulted by knife a few years ago by the same authorities in order to silence his activism on social media.