March 11, 2004 - WAVY: Namibia RPCV Fern Holland killed in attack was advocate for Iraqi women's rights

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Namibia RPCV Fern Holland killed in attack was advocate for Iraqi women's rights



Namibia RPCV Fern Holland killed in attack was advocate for Iraqi women's rights

Oklahoman killed in attack was advocate for Iraqi women's rights
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Oklahoma City-AP -- An Oklahoma woman who was killed in Iraq Tuesday had told friends, "If I die, know that I'm doing precisely what I want to be doing."
Thirty-three-year-old Fern Holland was killed Tuesday along with another American and their Iraqi translator. They were shot by gunmen posing as Iraqi police officers who stopped their vehicle at a fake checkpoint outside Baghdad.

Holland was an attorney and was in Iraq to help write the women's rights section of the new Iraqi constitution.

Her family says she was a brilliant woman who loved democracy.

Holland left her job at a Tulsa law firm to join the Peace Corps and that led to her job with the American-led interim government in Iraq.

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