Journalists Killed in 1993 - Motive Confirmed: Jose Maria dos Santos
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 1994|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1993 - Motive Confirmed: Jose Maria dos Santos, January 1994, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64949919.html [accessed 31 January 2015]|
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May 1, 1993, in Benguel, Angola
Jose Manuel, a reporter with Benguela Province Radio, and Jose Maria dos Santos, a journalist with Radio Morena, a privately owned station in Benguela, were assassinated after having been beaten by assailants. According to a national radio broadcast, fishers near the scene said that the victims were taken from a car at dawn, dragged to the beach, and shot.
The Voice of the Black Cockerel, a rebel radio station, reported that government forces detained the two men and took them to a state security prison, where they were interrogated, beaten, and executed.
The bodies were left on a beach in Lobito. Police said they were investigating the murders.
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Government Officials|