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Press Freedom Group Calls for Accountability After Journalist Dies Behind Bars in Syria

HeadlineJul 23, 2019

In more news about Syria, the Committee to Protect Journalists is calling on Syrian authorities to immediately account for all detained journalists, including those who have died behind bars. This follows news of the death of independent photojournalist Alaa Nayef al-Khader al-Khalidi, whose family says he was tortured and killed in a military prison. The family learned of his death earlier this month but does not have any further details, including when he died. He had been imprisoned since 2016. Al-Khalidi reported on the Syrian war and worked with an organization that documented civilian casualties.

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