Women's Rights Activist Beheaded in Iraq

Hussain headed women's league in Kurdish Communist Party
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 19, 2008 4:38 AM CST
A police officer stands guard outside in northern Kirkuk earlier this year.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Armed men yesterday stormed the home of a women's rights activist and Kurdish leader and beheaded her, reports CNN. Nahla Hussain, a 37-year-old married mom of two, was the leader of the women's league of the Kurdish Communist Party. She was alone in her home in the volatile northern town of Kirkuk when the murder occurred.