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Nazim Mahmood and Matthew Ogston in Iceland in 2008. VIA: The Guardian

Nazim Mahmood and Matthew Ogston in Iceland in 2008.

Nazim Mahmood and Matthew Ogston in Iceland in 2008.

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Via: The Guardian:

In the spring of last year, Matthew Ogston and Nazim Mahmood moved into their dream home. The apartment, on the top floor of a mansion block in north-west London, offered stunning panoramic views of London. Nazim was a doctor who ran three London clinics, Matthew a web designer.

The life Nazim enjoyed seemed a world away from the working-class traditional Muslim community in which he had been raised. It was that world – conservative and closed – that he had left behind for a new life.

In their first week in the flat, the two men stood on the balcony as London glittered in front of them. Matthew looked at Nazim and said, “Darling, I think we’ve finally made it.” They both smiled.

Four months later, Nazim jumped off the edge of that same balcony to his death. He was 34.

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