Journalists Killed in 1992 - Motive Confirmed: Per-Ove Carlsson
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 1993|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1992 - Motive Confirmed: Per-Ove Carlsson, January 1993, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64947fc.html [accessed 20 May 2013]|
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April 29, 1992, in Kiunga, Papua New Guinea
Carlsson, a Swedish documentary filmmaker and freelance journalist, was found with his throat slit in the town of Kiunga, near the border with the disputed Indonesian province of Irian Jaya, also known as West Papua. He had traveled to the region to make a film about the guerrilla organization Free Papua Movement, which is fighting for Irian Jaya's independence from Indonesian rule.
"While the official version proclaimed that he had cut his throat with his own knife," wrote reporter Oswald Iten in the well-regarded Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung nearly two years after the incident, "it was widely believed to be a case of Indonesian-financed assassination."
|Beats Covered:||Politics, War|
|Local or Foreign:||Foreign|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|