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Thursday, 22 March, 2001, 00:42 GMT
Four arrested over Kuwaiti killing

A government spokesman in Kuwait says a police officer has confessed to the killing of a prominent woman journalist on Tuesday.

Police officials said the officer Ziab Khaled Al-Azmi had shot Hedaya Sultan al-Salem because of an article she published on girls from his tribe the Al-Awazem.

Mrs Salem was the editor and proprietor of a weekly magazine al-Majales, and an active campaigner for full political rights for women in Kuwait.

She was shot while she was driving to work in Kuwait City.

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