Journalists Killed in 1992 - Motive Confirmed: Farag Fouda
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 1993|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1992 - Motive Confirmed: Farag Fouda, January 1993, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64947123.html [accessed 4 May 2016]|
June 8, 1992, Egypt
Fouda, a columnist for the weekly magazine October, was gunned down and died the next day. A member of al-Gama'a al-Islamiya, a Muslim extremist group, allegedly committed the slaying. Fouda was an outspoken opponent of fundamentalism and was considered one of Egypt's leading secularists.
The government used his murder as a pretext for escalating its war against the fundamentalists and passed a draconian anti-terrorism law. Ironically, by the end of the year, Al-Azhar, Egypt's government-supported religious institution, had banned the sale of a new edition of Fouda's complete works.
|Job:||Columnist / Commentator|
|Beats Covered:||Corruption, Politics|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|