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Journalists Killed in 1995 - Motive Confirmed: Abdelhamid Yahiaoui

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1996
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1995 - Motive Confirmed: Abdelhamid Yahiaoui, January 1996, available at: [accessed 23 October 2017]
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January 12, 1995, in Baraki, Algiers, Algeria

Yahiaoui, a copy editor for the government-controlled Arabic daily El-Chaab, was abducted as he left his home in Baraki, on the outskirts of Algiers, on his way to meet a friend. The next day, his body was found about 100 meters (330 feet) from his house with two bullet wounds to the head.

Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire
Taken Captive:Yes


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