Iraqi Athletes Killed for Wearing Shorts
Posted on May 27, 2006
Militants had issued a warning forbidding shorts a few days prior.
It’s sounding more like life under the Taliban every day.
The coach of Iraq’s tennis team and two players were shot dead in Baghdad on Thursday, said Iraqi Olympic officials.
Coach Hussein Ahmed Rashid and players Nasser Ali Hatem and Wissam Adel Auda were killed in the al-Saidiya district of the capital.
Witnesses said the three were dressed in shorts and were killed days after militants issued a warning forbidding the wearing of shorts.