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Journalists Killed in 1995 - Motive Confirmed: Ricardo de Mello

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1996
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1995 - Motive Confirmed: Ricardo de Mello, January 1996, available at: [accessed 24 November 2017]
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Imparcial Fax
January 18, 1995, in Luanda, Angola

De Mello, director of the privately owned newsletter Imparcial Fax, was gunned down by an unidentified assassin outside his home, in the capital, Luanda. De Mello was shot in the early morning hours on the stairs leading to his apartment. According to his wife, military officials had recently warned de Mello to stop writing about the war.

Beats Covered:Politics, War
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials
Taken Captive:No


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