Aqila al-Hashimi

Aqila al-Hashimi

Aqila al-Hashimi (Arabic عقيلة الهاشمي "cAqīla al-Hāshimī"; 1953 - September 25, 2003) was an Iraqi politician who served on the Iraqi Governing Council.

Aqila al-Hashimi was born in 1953 into a prominent Shi'ite religious family in Najaf. She gained a degree in Law in Iraq and a doctorate in French Literature at the Sorbonne.

She joined the Foreign Ministry in 1979 working as a French translator for Tariq Aziz. Al-Hashimi ran the oil for food programme [ [ Aqila al-Hashimi] , "Daily Telegraph", 2003-09-26 ] in the Foreign Ministry under Saddam Hussein.

She was one of only three women on the IGC and the only member of the former regime to have been on the Council. She had been expected to become Iraq's new Ambassodor to the United Nations [ [ Iraqi council member dies from wounds] ,", 2003-09-25 ]

She died of abdomen wounds suffered five days earlier when her convoy was ambushed by six men in a pickup truck near her home in western Baghdad. [ [ Shot Iraq council member dies] , "BBC", 2003-09-25 ] The killing was blamed on supporters of the former president, Saddam Hussein.


External links

* [ Interview] with the BBC's Woman's Hour

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Akila al-Hashimi — Aqila al Haschimi (arab. عقيلة الهاشمي cAqīla al Hāschimī; * 1953; † 25. September 2003 in Bagdad) war eine irakische Politikerin und eine von drei Frauen im irakischen Regierungsrat. Unter Saddam Hussein arbeitete al Haschimi im irakischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • List of Iraqis — This list of Iraqis includes people who were born in Iraq and people who are of Iraqi ancestry, who are significantly notable for their life and/or work. This list should be carefully maintained, and adding or deleting a name without first… …   Wikipedia

  • Iraq War — This article is about the war that began in 2003. For other uses, see Iraq War (disambiguation). Further information: 2003 invasion of Iraq and Post invasion Iraq …   Wikipedia

  • Assassinations of the Iraq War — Since the beginning of the War in Iraq in 2003, Iraqi insurgents have targeted public figures and important individuals whom they believe to be working for the Coalition or its allied Iraqi forces.Foreigners* Sergio Vieira de Mello, UN… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.