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Journalists Killed in 1998 - Motive Confirmed: Simao Roberto

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1999
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Journal de Angola
June 5, 1998, in Luanda, Angola

Roberto, a reporter for the government-owned Journal de Angola, was gunned down in his car outside the newspaper's offices in Luanda as he returned from the presidential palace, where he had covered a meeting of the Council of Ministers. Roberto was a well-known government critic whose colleagues believe was killed because of his journalistic work. Police subsequently presented three suspects they said carried out the attack, but a few days later one of the suspects denied involvement and said he had been forced to confess to get a lesser charge on another offense.

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


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