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Journalists Killed in 1998 - Motive Confirmed: Mahmoud Saremi

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1999
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Iranian News Agency (IRNA)
August 8, 1998, in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

Saremi, Afghanistan bureau chief for the official Iranian news agency, IRNA, disappeared, along with a group of Iranian diplomats, on August 8, when Taliban fighters seized the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif and captured the Iranian consulate. On September 10, a Taliban spokesman admitted that Saremi and eight other Iranians had been found murdered near Mazar-i-Sharif. On August 10, CPJ urged Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar to investigate Saremi's disappearance; after learning of the assassination, CPJ called on him to launch an investigation into the killing.

Beats Covered:Politics
Local or Foreign:Foreign
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
Taken Captive:Yes


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