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HIDAYA SULTAN AL-SALEM
News Organization: AL-MAJALES
Gunned down by a police officer March 20 while her chauffeur-driven car was stopped in traffic in Kuwait City. Al-Salem, 56, was owner and editor of Al-Majales, one of Kuwait's oldest magazines. She was the first woman in Kuwait to become editor-in-chief of a political publication. Khaled al-Azmi, the police officer who confessed to the murder, said one of Al-Salem's articles had insulted his tribe. He was sentenced to death in February 2002.