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Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Ferhat Cherkit

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1995
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Ferhat Cherkit, January 1995, available at: [accessed 23 January 2018]
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El Moudjahid
June 7, 1994, in Algiers, Algeria

Cherkit, adjunct editor-in-chief of the government-run daily El Moudjahid, was shot and killed in downtown Algiers, not far from the paper's headquarters. It is believed that he was targeted for assassination by armed Islamic militants, from whom he had been receiving threats.

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


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