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Journalists Killed in 2007 - Motive Confirmed: Isaivizhi Chempiyan

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2008
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2007 - Motive Confirmed: Isaivizhi Chempiyan, January 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64962f23.html [accessed 24 July 2014]
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Voice of Tigers
November 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka

Announcer Isaivizhi Chempiyan and technicians Suresh Linbiyo and T. Tharmalingam were killed in a Sri Lankan Air Force air strike. Fighter jets dropped a dozen bombs on the station shortly before Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader of the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), was due to broadcast a statement. At least five other people were killed in the strike against the LTTE-run station, according to local media reports.

Medium:Radio
Job:Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered:War
Gender:Female
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials

 

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