Hosam Mortatha, 12, a school pupil, was killed on 18 June 2006 in Baghdad. Hosam was forced into a sex trade gang which sexually abuses children. He had been kidnapped and forced to dress like a girl. He was known in his school and neighborhood for his effeminate look and behaviour. His killers are thought to have been Islamist militias. He was found with bullet wounds in his head and body.