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Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Libya

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date February 2008
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Libya, February 2008, available at: [accessed 12 December 2017]
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A Tripoli court sentenced to death three suspected murderers of freelance journalist Daif al-Ghazal al-Shuhaibi, the journalist's brother told Agence France-Press in mid-July. Al-Ghazal's body was found in a suburb of Benghazi, about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) east of Tripoli, in early June 2005. He had been a journalist for the government-owned daily Azahf al-Akhdar and a contributor to the London-based Web sites Libya al-Youm and Libya Jeel. Al-Ghazal had publicly criticized Libyan officials in his articles for the Web sites, accusing them of corruption and "stealing the public's money." Details of the prosecution were scant, prompting concern among rights groups about whether the true perpetrators had been brought to justice.

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