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Journalists Killed in 1995 - Motive Confirmed: Hamid Mahiout

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1996
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December 2, 1995, in Algiers, Algeria

Mahiout, a reporter for the independent, French-language daily Liberté, and Ahmed Belkhefellah, his driver, were kidnapped and killed by unknown assailants. They were found dead the following morning in the Rais Hamidou neighborhood in Algiers. Colleagues report that Mahiout and Belkhefellah were decapitated, their heads impaled on spikes and their bodies stacked on top of each other.

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


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