Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Unconfirmed: Hilal al-Ahmadi

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 20 December 2011
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February 17, 2011, in Mosul, Iraq

Freelance journalist al-Ahmadi, 57, was gunned down in front of his home in eastern Mosul as he left for work, according to news reports. Colleagues told the local press freedom group Journalistic Freedoms Observatory and local media that al-Ahmadi was a well-known writer in Mosul and that much of his writing, which appeared in a number of publications, focused on financial and administrative corruption.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.

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