My sources in Baghdad say up to a hundred teenagers have been murdered in different parts of the city and some have been reported kidnapped. More information here:
[M]ilitias had warned emo youth and LGBT people that they would kill them a month ago. Posters containing the threats were put in cafés and on street corners in Baghdad.
In Baghdad local media reported massacres of emo youth and LGBT people occurring in the districts of Sadr, Chaala, Albaladiat, Baghdad Al-Jadedah, Karadah and Kadhymia. The number of victims claimed ranges from 56 to 100.
An Iraqi LGBTQ activist reported to GME an eyewitness account about a method used to murder victims by hitting their heads and body parts with concrete blocks repeatedly until death.
Another method, reported by Iraqi media, involves pushing off the tops of high buildings.
In addition five survivors were murdered inside hospitals according to a confidential witness, cited in the activist’s report
According to the same LGBTQ activist, at least 45 victims had been killed (mostly gay men in Baghdad only) according to family members and medical staff in some hospitals.
Local Iraqi media announced the total number of victims who were killed until the 7 March reached around 90 people.
This blog has some detailed background information on the killings and many related links.
The Ministry of Interior's press release on the murders is surreal (translation from link above):
Colonel Mushtaq Talib Mohammadawi said: “The EMO phenomenon was discovered by members of the Directorate in the capital, Baghdad. They have studied it, prepared reports and research, and gone to the Ministry of the Interior to obtain approval to follow up this case and determine how to eliminate them.”
He added that the Ministry of the Interior recognized the importance of this, and a priority was obtaining the approval of the Ministry of Education specifically for the preparation of an integrated plan that would let them enter all he schools in the capital.
The ministry even warned journalists and activists from 'politicizing' the killings and has accused them of 'sensationalism' in their reporting.
This is a story from 2010 about an 'emo' girl in Najaf.