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Journalists Killed in 1995 - Motive Confirmed: Mekhlouf Boukzer

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1996
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Algerian State Television
April 4, 1995, in Constantine, Algeria

Boukzer, a sports commentator for Algerian State Television, was found dead in the trunk of his car near his home in the eastern Algerian city of Constantine. His throat had been slit. Television reports indicated that men disguised as police officers went to the journalist's residence the previous night and ordered him to go with them.

Job:Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered:Sports
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire
Taken Captive:Yes


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