Assassination of Novelist Alaa Mashzoub Is a Blow to Creative Expression in Iraq
PEN America issued the following news release:
The assassination of Iraqi novelist Alaa Mashzoub, who was murdered on his way home by an anonymous motorcycle gunman, is a horrific attack on creative expression in Iraq, PEN America said in a statement today.
The city's police force reportedly stated that Mashzoub was shot multiple times after being intercepted by a gunman on a motorcycle while heading to his house in the city of Karbala on February 2, 2019. While the motive and the pe...