Gay Syrian refugee decapitated, body found in Istanbul
- Muhammed Wisam Sankari’s violently mutilated body was found in the Yenikapi neighborhood of Istanbul on July 25, two days after he left his house in Aksaray.
- Friends reported that Sankari had feared for his safety and that police and other officials had been slow to respond to concerns.
- Sankari had also reportedly been raped in the months before his death and had been attempting to gain refugee status for resettlement outside of Turkey.
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“Gay Syrian man beheaded and mutilated in Turkey” (BBC)
(Image Credit: via Kaos GL)