Readers may remember the Iraqi teenager who was beaten to death by her father for having a crush on a British soldier (- see this post). It has now emerged that her mother – Leila Hussein – has been shot dead after denouncing and divorcing her husband for their daughter’s murder. Leila Hussein received support from a small NGO in Basra who campaign for women’s rights. They were trying to smuggle her to safety in Jordan when she was shot. People involved in the organisation regularly receive death threats, and some have been killed. Here is the Guardian report.