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Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Confirmed: Farhan Jeemis Abdulle

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 18 December 2012
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Radio Daljir and Simba Radio
May 2, 2012, in Galkayo, Somalia

Two unidentified gunmen killed Farhan as he walked home from work in Galkayo, a town in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, at around 8 p.m., local journalists told CPJ. The assailants shot him three times in the back and once in the hand, local journalists said.

Farhan started working with Radio Daljir in 2006 as a reporter and then became a producer, editor, and host. He was also a correspondent for the Mogadishu-based Simba Radio.

Farhan's colleagues told CPJ the journalist had received unspecified threats from an anonymous caller a few days before the attack. Local journalists said they suspected Al-Shabaab insurgents had killed Farhan for his coverage of the conflict between insurgent groups and the government-allied forces in Somalia. Al-Shabaab insurgents have fought against the Puntland administration since 2007, according to news reports.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack. Farhan is survived by a wife and three children.

Job:Broadcast Reporter, Columnist / Commentator, Producer
Beats Covered:Culture, Politics, War
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
Taken Captive:No
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