Tayseer al-Mashhadani

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Tayseer Najeh Awad al-Mashhadani (died 18 August 2012) was an Iraqi politician. She was elected to the National Assembly of Iraq in December 2005 as part of the Sunni Arab-led Iraqi Accord Front. She was an engineer by profession and a member of the Iraqi Islamic Party.

On 1 July 2007 she was abducted with 8 of her bodyguards at a checkpoint in the neighbourhood of Shaab in Eastern Baghdad. Her party accused members of the Muqtada as-Sadr militia of being behind the abduction, and the Sadrist warlord Abu Dereh has also been accused. After being held for nearly two months, she was released on 26 August.[1] [2]

She was married to the politician Hisham al-Hayali, and they had four children. [3] The couple were killed in a car crash.[4]

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