Orouba Barakat, daughter Halla found killed in Istanbul

(Al Jazeera News) Family members said that the two Barakats had received threats in the days before they were killed [Twitter]
(Al Jazeera News) – A Syrian opposition activist and her daughter were found killed in their flat in Istanbul, relatives said.

Orouba Barakat, 60, and daughter Halla, 23, had been stabbed to death, according to a Turkish police official

Their bodies were wrapped in blankets and sprinkled with lime detergent to prevent odour, police said, as they investigated the scene at the flat in Uskudar, a district in the Asian part of the city, on Friday.

“It has been said their corpses were in the home for four days,” a neighbour told Turkish daily Hurriyet.

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Source: Al Jazeera News Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.