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Journalists Killed in 1992 - Motive Confirmed: Fernando Marcelino

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1993
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1992 - Motive Confirmed: Fernando Marcelino, January 1993, available at: [accessed 19 February 2018]
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October 20, 1992, in Huambo, Angola

Marcelino, a contributor to Jango magazine, was shot and killed by three gun-wielding assailants in the city of Huambo. The attack occurred as he was arriving at the home of Dr. Davide Bernadino, the editor of Jango. Marcelino was director of the Agricultural Research Institute of Angola and was a well-known supporter of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola. The headquarters of the Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) are based in Huambo, and one source indicated that UNITA soldiers might have committed the killing.

Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials
Taken Captive:No


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