An emo youth murder victim, Iraq.
Saif Raad Asmar Abboudi, 20 years of age, was beaten to death February 17, 2012,
Sadr City, Iraq.

Saif Raad Asmar Abboudi

SWD 33: An emo hate crime murder victim, Iraq.
Saif Raad Asmar Abboudi, 20 years of age, was beaten to death February 17, 2012, Sadr City, Iraq.
Art: 2018
Media: Ink
Paper size: 20 in. H x 16 W


Emos (pronounced ee-mo) are viewed as deviants: Overly westernized in “alternative” clothing & hair styles; followers of western music such as punk-rock; and/or perceived as gay.
Victims are reportedly murdered by gangs of ultra-religious extremists or by the Iraqi police.

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