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Shaima Rezayee, Tolo TV
18 May 2005

Shaima Rezayee, a former presenter with the privately-owned broadcast television station Tolo TV, was shot dead in the head in the Kabul neighbourhood of Char Qala on 18 May 2005.

Until March, 24-year-old Rezayee presented a music programme on Tolo TV that was much criticized conservatives as anti-Islamic. On 13 March, the Council of Ulemas urged the government to put a stop to programmes deemed "immoral and anti-Islamic."

Rezayee was personally criticized by conservatives for her liberal behaviour on screen. Bowing to the pressure from the ulemas, Tolo TV fired her on the grounds that her personality did not meet the station’s requirements.