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Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Unconfirmed: Abdirahman Mohamed

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 18 December 2012
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September 27, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

The decapitated body of Abdirahman, 26, was found near a restaurant next to Suqa Holaha, a local livestock market, in the Huriwa District of Mogadishu, local journalists told CPJ. Eyewitnesses said he was found with his hands tied behind his back and his severed head on his chest, according to local journalists. Unidentified gunmen had kidnapped him earlier that day while he was visiting relatives in Mogadishu, the journalists said.

Abdirahman, reporter for the sports news website Ciyaarahamaanta, covered local sporting matches in the capital, according to news reports. Local journalists said they were not aware of a reason why Abdirahman would be targeted for his reporting. Police are investigating the murder, they said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the murder, according to news reports.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.

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