Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Unconfirmed: Qassim Abdul Hussein al-Iqabi
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2009|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Unconfirmed: Qassim Abdul Hussein al-Iqabi, January 2009, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64967830.html [accessed 26 May 2016]|
March 13, 2008, in Baghdad, Iraq
Al-Iqabi, 36, of the local daily Al-Muwatin (The Citizen) was shot and killed in Baghdad's predominantly Shiite Karradah neighborhood, according to local and international news reports. Al-Iqabi was not widely known among his colleagues, and it was not clear why he was targeted.
The board of the daily Al-Muwatin was headed by Ibrahim Bahr Al-Uloom, the former oil minister and a Shiite member of parliament, Iraqi journalists told CPJ.