Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Unconfirmed: Mohamed Abd Al-Rahman
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||1 March 2014|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Unconfirmed: Mohamed Abd Al-Rahman, 1 March 2014, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5333e8df50.html [accessed 26 August 2016]|
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January 24, 2013, in Damascus, Syria
The pro-government news website Syria News reported on its website that one of its sports reporters, Mohamed Abd al-Rahman had been shot, along with four of his family members, by a "pro-government armed group" in Damascus. The pan-Arab news channel Al-Arabiya confirmed the deaths.
Abd al-Rahman was also a member of the Free Sportsmen Union, a group affiliated with the Syrian opposition. The union said the journalist and his family had been killed by a pro-government group for sectarian reasons, but did not elaborate. The union posted a YouTube video about the deaths three days later.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.