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Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Said Mekbel

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1995
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Le Matin
December 4, 1994, in Algiers, Algeria

Mekbel, editor-in-chief of the independent, French-language daily Le Matin, was shot in the head by unknown assailants as he ate in a restaurant near his paper's offices in downtown Algiers. He went into a coma and died the next morning. The Armed Islamic Group claimed responsibility for his murder.

Beats Covered:Business, Culture, Politics, War
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire
Taken Captive:No


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