Cameraman vermoord in Irak



Het Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) onderzoekt momenteel de
moord op een cameraman in Mosul, hij werkte voor een Koerdisch
televisie station.

IRAQ: Cameraman killed

New York, March 14, 2005 --The Committee to Protect Journalists is
investigating today's murder of an Iraqi cameraman in Mosul who was
working for a Kurdish television station.

According to several international press reports, gunmen shot and
killed Hussam Hilal Sarsam, listed in some reports Hussam Habib. The
reports stated that the journalist was kidnapped before his murder, but
there is conflicting information about when he was kidnapped.

Agence France-Presse reported that a family member of the journalist
said he was kidnapped two weeks ago, while Reuters reported that
colleagues said he was kidnapped 12 hours before he was killed.

Reuters quoted the station manager of Kurdish Television as saying that
the kidnappers "tried to use Hussam to guide them to other employees,
but he refused and they fired four rounds at him in front of passers
by."

According to CPJ research, 37 journalists have been killed in Iraq since March 2003.

Bron: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)



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