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Hidaya Sultan al-Salem was born on 1936 in Shuwaikh Port, Kuwait, is a Journalist. Discover Hidaya Sultan al-Salem's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 65 years old?

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Occupation Journalist, editor-in-chief, and publisher
Age 65 years old
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Born 1936
Birthday 1936
Birthplace Shuwaikh Port, Kuwait
Date of death March 20, 2001 - Kuwait City, Kuwait Kuwait City, Kuwait
Died Place Kuwait City, Kuwait
Nationality Kuwait

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Children Four sons, including Nawwaf al-Othman, and one daughter

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Lt. Colonel Al-Azmi was released in the second quarter of 2019 after 10,000,000.00 KD in blood money was paid to the victims' family in under 2 days which is record breaking.


At first, the Lt. Colonel claimed innocence but later admitted that he was infuriated by the criticism of his tribe in her magazine. Later, the Lt. Colonel recanted his confession and suggested the police had forced the confession. In February 2002, Lt. Colonel Khaled al-Azmi was convicted by a criminal court for the murder of Hidaya Sultan al-Salem and sentenced to death by hanging, which was upheld on appeal. However, the sentence was later commuted to life by Kuwait's court of cassation.


Hidaya Sultan al-Salem, (Arabic: هدايه سلطان السالم, 1936 – 20 March 2001), sometimes transliterated as Hedaya, was a Kuwaiti journalist and author, who owned and edited the one of Kuwait's earliest political magazines al-Majalis in Kuwait City, Kuwait. She was Kuwait's first female to serve as an editor of a publication. She was a feminist and secularist, and she campaigned against corruption and on behalf of women's rights and suffrage in Kuwait. She was the first journalist to be killed in Kuwait since the Committee to Protect Journalists began recording these acts in 1992.

She was shot and killed in Kuwait City on 20 March 2001 while she was being driven to a Women and Culture Conference that was being hosted by the Kuwaiti Women's Association. The conference was being held to declare Kuwait City as the "capital of Arab culture" for a year. On the way, al-Salem was stopped at a traffic stop when Lieutenant Colonel Khaled Niqa al-Azmi got out of his four-wheel drive vehicle and shot six bullets into al-Salem's head the reason al-Salem got killed was because she was attacking the woman of the al awazim tribe and calling them woman with no honor and so on and the tribal people in general do not accept these words in general The Lt. Colonel was a high ranking police officer, and he was wearing a long traditional robe at the time of the shooting.

While Hidaya Sultan al-Salem was the first journalist killed in Kuwait, she was one of 51 journalists killed while on the job in 2001. The rate of professionals in the media being attacked and killed increased during the year of 2001.


In 1961, she became a journalist in Kuwait. In 1964, she was a founding member of the Kuwaiti Literary League. She published five non-fiction books while working as a journalist. Two of the books were The Arabs (1965) and Women in Koran. In 1970, al-Salem bought the weekly magazine al-Majalis and became its publisher and editor-in-chief. She was also the owner of Arab Sport. In 1972, she became part of a second wave of Kuwaiti women writers when she published a short story "Kharif bila matar" (Translated: "An Autumn Without Rain"). In addition, she published an underground newsletter Children And Women of Kuwait during the occupation of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990-1991.

Even though the Constitution of Kuwait guaranteed women equality in 1961, women were not granted rights until 1999, which was opposed by the reactionary tribal-fundamentalist alliance.


Hidaya Sultan al-Salem was born in Shuwaikh, Kuwait, to the ruling family. As a child, she attended the private Koranic girls' school of Mutawia Saleema and the Mutawia Mariam Al Askar until 1946. Her education came to an end when she was married at the age of fifteen. At the time of her husbands' death, she was a widow and a mother of four sons and one daughter.