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Journalists Killed in 1993 - Motive Confirmed: Smail Yefsah

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1994
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1993 - Motive Confirmed: Smail Yefsah, January 1994, available at: [accessed 18 February 2018]
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Algerian State Television
October 18, 1993, in Algiers, Algeria

Yefsah, assistant news director of Algerian State Television, was stabbed and then shot to death outside his home in Bab Ezzouar, in Algiers. Algerian newspapers held a one-day strike after his murder to protest the ongoing terror campaign against journalists.

Beats Covered:Human Rights
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
Taken Captive:No


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