Journalists Killed in 2007 - Motive Unconfirmed: Abdul Rahman al-Issawi
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2008|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2007 - Motive Unconfirmed: Abdul Rahman al-Issawi, January 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64964e23.html [accessed 20 September 2014]|
National Iraqi News Agency
May 28, 2007, in Amiriyat al-Fallujah, Iraq
Gunmen raided the home of al-Issawi, a reporter for the online National Iraqi News Agency, in Amiriyat al-Fallujah, near the Iraqi city of Fallujah in Anbar province, a CPJ source said. The assailants took the journalist, his brother, and his father to a nearby location and killed them. An editor at the news agency told CPJ that members of al-Issawi's family heard the shooting and engaged the gunmen. Five other members of the family were killed in the clash, he said.
The source told CPJ that al-Issawi worked for the National Iraqi News Agency for more than a year and had freelanced for several Iraqi publications.