Journalists Killed in 2007 - Motive Confirmed: Jamal al-Zubaidi
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2008|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2007 - Motive Confirmed: Jamal al-Zubaidi, January 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64963023.html [accessed 26 May 2017]|
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As-Saffir and Al-Dustour
February 24, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq
The body of al-Zubaidi, 56, an economics editor for the Baghdad-based dailies As-Saffir and Al-Dustour, was identified by his family in a Baghdad morgue. Al-Zubaidi's son, Riyah, told CPJ that police found the editor's body with gunshot wounds to the head in Baghdad's southwestern neighborhood of Al-Aamal.
Al-Zubaidi's identification cards and cell phone were taken by the gunmen. He was last seen leaving As-Saffir's offices in the central Karada neighborhood around 1 p.m. on February 24.
Al-Zubaidi had worked for As-Saffir and Al-Dustour for three years. Two journalists for As-Saffir were killed by gunmen in September 2005 in Mosul. Another was kidnapped and held for ransom for nearly three weeks in March 2006.
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|