Iraqi-American woman slain in US is brought home
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Last Updated: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 17:25
  
Najaf: The family of an Iraqi-American woman found bludgeoned to death in her California home last week, with a threatening note left beside her, brought her body to Iraq on Saturday for burial.

A plane carrying the Iraqi-born Shaima Alawadi landed in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, south of Baghdad.

Najaf: The family of an Iraqi-American woman found bludgeoned to death in her California home last week, with a threatening note left beside her, brought her body to Iraq on Saturday for burial.

A plane carrying the Iraqi-born Shaima Alawadi landed in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, south of Baghdad.

The victim and her family left Iraq in the early 1990s after a failed Shiite uprising against Saddam Hussein, living in Saudi Arabian refugee camps before coming to the U.S. Saddam's troops had hanged Alawadi's uncle.

The family arrived in the Detroit area in 1993 and later moved to San Diego. Shaima Alawadi was a religious Shiite Muslim who wore a hijab and volunteered at the local mosque.

Bureau Report


First Published: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 16:02


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