Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Jamal al-Sharaabi
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||20 December 2011|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Jamal al-Sharaabi, 20 December 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f045a9b28.html [accessed 26 November 2014]|
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March 18, 2011, in Sana'a, Yemen
Al-Sharaabi, a photojournalist for the independent weekly Al-Masdar, was one of at least 44 civilians killed when government security forces opened fire on a peaceful demonstration in a square outside the main gate of Sana'a University, according to news reports.
Al-Sharaabi was shot in the face. The 35-year-old father of four was the first confirmed media fatality the political unrest that began in Yemen in January.
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Dangerous Assignment|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Military Officials|