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Media Workers Killed in 2007: Sayed Agha

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2008
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Media Workers Killed in 2007: Sayed Agha, January 2008, available at: [accessed 21 September 2017]
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March 15, 2007, in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Agha, a driver, was kidnapped on March 5 by Taliban in Helmand province. He was seized along with La Republicca reporter Daniele Mastrogiacomo and freelance journalist Ajmal Naqshbandi.

According to Mastrogiacomo, Agha was beheaded several days after the group was grabbed. The Taliban accused him of being a spy. Mastrogiacomo was released on March 19; Naqshbandi was beheaded by his captors on April 8.

Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.

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