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Journalists Killed in 1993 - Motive Unconfirmed: Laurent Bisset

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1994
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1993 - Motive Unconfirmed: Laurent Bisset, January 1994, available at: [accessed 23 October 2017]
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Radio Congo
November 4, 1993, in Bacongo, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Bisset, a reporter for the state-owned Radio Congo and an outspoken supporter of President Pascal Lissouba, was found dead outside his home in Bacongo, an opposition stronghold. The neighborhood had been besieged for days when fighting broke out between government troops and opposition forces. At least 25 people died, and scores more were wounded. There are contradictory reports as to whether he was targeted for his reporting or killed in cross fire.

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