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ISIS Executes Women's Rights Activist

By    |   Thursday, 25 September 2014 03:06 PM EDT

The Islamic State has executed an Iraqi women's rights activist after seizing her from her home last week and torturing her for several days.

According to The New York Times, Sameera Salih Ali al-Nuaimy, an attorney known for promoting women's rights was executed before a masked firing squad in public on Monday, the United Nation's human rights commissioner, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, confirmed, describing it as "horrifying."

Her family has been prevented from giving her a funeral.

Nuaimy had posted a comment on her Facebook page criticizing the ISIS for the "barbaric bombing and destroying of mosques and shrines in Mosul."

The killing is the latest in a pattern of attacks against professional women, the Times reported.

A number of Iraqi women have been executed by ISIS to date, including two female political candidates who stood in Iraq's general election in Nineveh Province. A third female candidate was kidnapped by gunmen in Mosul and her whereabouts is still unknown.

"Educated, professional women seem to be particularly at risk," the United Nations said.
Hundreds of women and children have already been captured by the terrorist group and sold into slavery, raped, or forced into marriage, reports have indicated.

"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," Zeid said, according to the Times.



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The Islamic State has executed an Iraqi women's rights activist after seizing her from her home last week and torturing her for several days. According to The New York Times, Sameera Salih Ali al-Nuaimy, an attorney known for promoting women's rights was executed before a...
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