Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Commemorating the seventh anniversary of the killing of YOUSSEF KHORSHID ORANKAY, a Turkmen judge in Mosul

Dr Hassan Aydinli, ITF EU Representative

It is with great sadness that we commemorate the anniversary of the killing of our cousin, Youssef Khorshid Orankay, seven years ago.

On 22nd December 2003 our cousin Youssef, who was an investigating judge in Mosul, was shot several times by 'unknown gunmen' as he left his office and was walking home.

Youssef was born in Kerkuk in 1947, he was married and had 6 children, 2 girls and 4 boys.

He was an Iraqi patriot and a caring husband and father.

The criminals who carried out his assassination have not been found.

His death has been recorded on IBC Website x263fv149)

One of the press articles reporting his assassination:

Judge shot dead in Mosul

MOSUL, Dec 23: A Turkmen judge was shot dead in the centre of Iraq’s explosive northern town, Mosul, a police official said on Tuesday.

Gunmen fired several shots from a car at Yusef Khorshid on Monday night in the city’s Muthanna district, said Major Sattar Khattab Mehdi.
Coroner Ahmed Abdullah Rajab said the judge died from six bullets in the back.

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