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'I knew my life could be in danger': the girl on a mission to change Iraq        G        19 December 2018

 

Rowan was born just before the start of the Iraq war.

 

The turmoil of her country

sparked a deep sense of social injustice,

and she began speaking out

for human rights at just eight years old.

 

Now 15,

her impassioned criticism of the restrictive Iraqi regime

has won her many supporters

– but left her in fear of reprisals

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?time_continue=47&v=fm-YeXMXTTU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

women's rights > Iraq > Rowan

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?time_continue=47&v=fm-YeXMXTTU - G - 19 December 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

women's rights > Iraq

public execution > Sameera Salih Ali al-Nuaimy        September 2014

 

Sameera Salih Ali al-Nuaimy,

a lawyer known

for her work promoting women’s rights,

was seized from her home

by Islamic State fighters last week

and tortured for several days

before a masked firing squad

executed her in public on Monday,

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein,

the United Nation’s

human rights commissioner,

said in a statement.

 

Ms. Nuaimy had posted comments

on her Facebook page condemning

the “barbaric bombing and destroying

of mosques and shrines in Mosul”

by the Islamic State,

the group of militants

also known as ISIS or ISIL.

 

She was convicted of apostasy

by “a so-called court,” Mr. Zeid said,

adding that her family had been barred

from giving her a funeral.

 

The killing follows the execution

of a number of Iraqi women

in areas under Islamic State control

documented by United Nations monitors,

including that of two women candidates

contesting Iraq’s general election

in Nineveh Province, who were killed in July.

 

A third woman candidate was abducted

by gunmen in eastern Mosul

and has not been heard from since.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/26/world/middleeast/
womens-rights-activist-executed-by-islamic-state-in-iraq.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/26/
world/middleeast/womens-rights-activist-executed-by-islamic-state-in-iraq.html

 

http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/
la-fg-iraq-islamic-state-kill-lawyer-20140925-story.html

 

http://www.boston.com/news/world/middle-east/2014/09/25/
women-rights-activist-executed-islamic-state-iraq/I2ij5NNzFhV3GjZ9Zgs9YM/story.html

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/25/
samira-nuaimi-killed_n_5880900.html

 

http://reliefweb.int/report/iraq/
un-envoy-condemns-public-execution-human-rights-lawyer-ms-sameera-al-nuaimy-enar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Islamic state / ISIS / ISIL > Yazidi women

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=x_FSBxDrwF8 - Economist - 10 August 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Rights Activist

Executed by ISIS in Iraq

 

SEPT. 25, 2014

The New York Times

By NICK CUMMING-BRUCE

 

GENEVA — An Iraqi lawyer known for her work promoting women’s rights has been killed by Islamic State fighters, the head of the United Nations human rights office said on Thursday, continuing a pattern of attacks on professional women.

The lawyer, Sameera Salih Ali al-Nuaimy, was seized from her home by Islamic State fighters last week and tortured for several days before a masked firing squad executed her in public on Monday, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the United Nations human rights commissioner, said in a statement.

Ms. Nuaimy had posted comments on her Facebook page condemning the “barbaric” bombing and destroying of mosques and shrines in Mosul, a northern Iraqi city, by the Islamic State, the militant group also known as ISIS or ISIL. She was convicted of apostasy by a “so-called court,” Mr. Zeid said, adding that her family had been barred from giving her a funeral.

The killing follows the execution of a number of Iraqi women in areas under Islamic State control documented by United Nations monitors, including two candidates contesting Iraq’s general election in Nineveh Province, who were killed in July. A third female candidate was abducted by gunmen in eastern Mosul and has not been heard from since.

United Nations monitors in Iraq have received numerous reports of executions of women by Islamic State gunmen, some after perfunctory trials, the organization said. “Educated, professional women seem to be particularly at risk,” it added.

These killings, together with abductions and the enslavement of women and children, illustrate the “utterly poisonous nature” of the extremist group, Mr. Zeid said, drawing attention to the plight of hundreds of women and girls of the Yazidi religious minority and other ethnic and religious groups sold into slavery, raped or forced into marriage after the group overran large areas of northern Iraq.

“The fact that such groups try to attract more people to their cause by asserting their acts are supported by Islam is a further gross perversion,” he said.

The high commissioner’s statement came as his deputy, Flavia Pansieri, told the Human Rights Council in Geneva that the situation in Iraq had continued to deteriorate even since the start of the month.

At least 8,493 civilians are believed to have died in the Iraqi conflict this year, half of them between the start of June and the end of August, she reported, but the United Nations has warned that the real number of casualties could be much higher.

Information gathered by United Nations monitors on the situation in areas under Islamic State control “reveals acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale,” she said.

 

A version of this article appears in print on September 26, 2014, on page A6 of the New York edition with the headline: Iraq: Militants Kill Lawyer Who Aided Women’s Rights.

Women’s Rights Activist Executed by ISIS in Iraq,
NYT,
25.9.2014,
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/26/world/middleeast/
womens-rights-activist-executed-by-islamic-state-in-iraq.html
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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