Hiba Al-Shamaree (Hanan Al-Mashadani)

Hiba Al-Shamaree (Hanan Al-Mashadani)

Blog: http://albaath2003.blogspot.com/
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
33° 18' 56.52" N, 44° 23' 31.92" E
Status: Under Arrest
Arrested on 20 Jan 2010

Hiba Al-Shamaree, whose real name is Dr. Hanan Al-Mashadani, is an opthamalogist and blogger who traveled to Baghdad from Amman in January and was arrested upon arrival.  She had returned to her native country of Iraq as a humanitarian working with an Indian NGO called HMOK which deals with deaf and mute Iraqi children.

According to Iraqi blogger Layla Anwar, her trial has been set for March 3.

According to an alert published on the Uruknet.info on July 19, 2010, and citing what they describe to be a reliable sources from the Al Kadhimya prison in Baghdad, the Iraqi female blogger might be in danger of death. The same source notes that Hiba Al-Shamaree "who was imprisoned in the horrifying Kadhimya prison has been transferred to an unknown hospital for food poisoning."

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