Iraq: One Journalist Killed and a Second Disappeared After Covering Protests

HeadlineDec 10, 2019

In Iraq, the Committee to Protect Journalists is calling for the release of freelance journalist Zaid Mohammed al-Khafaji, who was abducted from his home in Baghdad on December 6 after covering anti-government protests in Tahrir Square. His abduction came the same day an unidentified gunman shot and killed photographer Ahmed Muhana al-Lami while he was covering protests in Baghdad. Security forces and militias have killed over 400 demonstrators since the massive anti-government protests broke out across Iraq on October 1.

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