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Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Madjid Yacef

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1995
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L'Hebdo Libéré
March 20, 1994, in Algiers, Algeria

Yacef, a photojournalist with the independent French-language weekly L'Hebdo Libéré, was killed when men armed with automatic weapons and disguised as policemen raided the paper's Algiers offices and opened fire. A driver with the paper, Rachid Benhaddou, was also killed, and three other employees were seriously wounded. The attack came on a Monday, the day the paper goes to press. Normally, the magazine's director is present on Mondays, but that morning he was attending the funeral of slain journalist Djamel Benzaghou. The center-left weekly is anti-fundamentalist.

Beats Covered:Corruption, Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
Taken Captive:No


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