Text Messages Proliferate as Threats in Iraq

When he returned to his native Kurdistan in February to join the flickering of a protest movement, Dr. Pishtewan Abdellah, a hematologist who lives in Australia but also carries an Iraqi passport, suspected that the demonstrators might face harsh treatment from the Kurdish authorities. At several protests during the last two months security forces have opened fire, and an estimated 10 people have been killed and dozens wounded, according to human rights activists.What Dr. Abdellah did not anticipate, though, was a barrage of one of this country’s more peculiar menaces: death threats by text message.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/world/middleeast/27iraq.html

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