Last Updated: Monday, 19 February 2018, 14:34 GMT

Media Workers Killed in 2008: Qaydar Sulaiman

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2009
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Media Workers Killed in 2008: Qaydar Sulaiman, January 2009, available at: [accessed 20 February 2018]
DisclaimerThis is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.

September 13, 2008, in Mosul, Iraq

Sulaiman, a driver, and three Al-Sharqiya journalists were killed shortly after they were kidnapped while filming a show in Al-Zanjali district in Mosul, al-Sharqiya said in a statement.

Their bodies were later found in Al-Borsa district, a short distance from the kidnapping, a local journalist told CPJ. The journalist said that all the victims were in their 20s.

While five crew members were in the house filming, the three journalists and their driver were kidnapped by armed men, the local journalist told CPJ. The station transferred the five surviving crew members to Arbil, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Mosul the same day, the journalist said.

The crew was filming a report on a family breaking the Ramadan fast.

Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.

Copyright notice: © Committee to Protect Journalists. All rights reserved. Articles may be reproduced only with permission from CPJ.

Search Refworld