(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A female human rights activist has been shot dead in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, which has seen violent anti-government protests in recent weeks.
Video posted online appears to show an unidentified man opening fire at Suad al-Ali as she gets into a car near a supermarket in the Abbasiya area.
Another man, believed to be her husband, was wounded in the attack.
Mrs Ali, who supported the protests, was head of an organisation called al-Weed al-Alaiami For Human Rights.
A photo of her on the group’s website that appears to have been taken earlier this month showed her at a demonstration with other women. A caption said they were standing “side by side with our brothers, sons and family in our Basra”.