A young woman in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan, who was set alight by her husband and taken to hospital for treatment, died on Wednesday, ANF reported.
21-year-old Şinyar Huner, a mother of two children, was set on fire with liquid gas as she was sleeping in the bedroom of her home. The motives for her brutal murder remains unknown.
Speaking to Roj News, Awder Eli, a lawyer representing Şinyar Huner, said.
“Measures have been taken for further investigation into the incident. We have some information though it will not be disclosed yet. The suspect is under custody. The statement of Şinyar Huner about the incident had been recorded. It will be heard in court.”
Women’s Alliance of Kurdistan drafts and proposes new legislation against male violence
As male violence against women saw an escalation in the region in the past few years, members of the Kurdistan parliament and women’s organisations recently gathered in an attempt to reform legislation to prevent domestic violence and femicides.
The Women’s Alliance of Kurdistan, who held a meeting on the 31 January to work on a draft, visited the president of Iraqi Kurdistan in the first week of February to present it, and the draft is reportedly in the parliament now.
Speaking to NuJINHA, Şilan Sadiq, a member of the Women’s Alliance of Kurdistan, said:
“We delivered our proposals to the chairperson of the parliament and we have been promised that our proposals are going to be conveyed to the members of parliament.”
A law for preventing domestic violence against women had been adopted in 2011 in the Kurdistan parliament, but was not implemented.