Lieutenant Hanin Behnam, first Christian officer in Nineveh Governorate

NINVEH PLAIN, Iraq —Hanin Behnam Jajo Azar Sakat became the first Christian Lieutenant in Nineveh Governorate, northern Iraq, after graduating from the Higher Institute for Security and Administrative Development, Course No. 29.

She was born in Baghdede in the Nineveh Plain in 2000. She graduated from Al-Nour University Department of Law in 2023, with a high average, to became the first female Lieutenant in Baghdede in the Nineveh Plain.

Since 2003, Christian Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people in Iraq have suffered from discrimination and rights deprivation, not to mention migration and displacement that followed the control of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Mosul in northern Iraq.