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Iraqi Women Protest Loss of Rights

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Iraqi Women Protest Loss of Rights

Iraqi Women Protest Loss of Rights

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Iraqi women activists are outraged over a decision by the U.S.-appointed governing council that cancels what were considered progressive personal-status laws that held sway under the regime of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein. The council has placed "family issues" under the jurisdiction of sharia, or Islamic law. The activists call the move a step backwards. NPR's Anne Garrels reports.

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