Journalists Killed in 1999 - Motive Confirmed: Munir Turay
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2000|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1999 - Motive Confirmed: Munir Turay, January 2000, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64953323.html [accessed 9 December 2016]|
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January, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone
Turay, a freelance reporter working for the independent newspaper Punch and the state-owned Daily Mail, as well as the state-owned Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service, was killed sometime between January 9 and January 15 in Kissy, in Freetown's east end. The exact circumstances of his death are unknown, but colleagues who attended his funeral on February 9 reported that he had bullet holes in his back.
At that time, rebel forces, consisting of members of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) and renegade soldiers of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council, were systematically murdering journalists, and Turay's colleagues did not doubt that he had been killed for his work.
|Job:||Broadcast Reporter, Print Reporter|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|