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Journalists Killed in 1999 - Motive Confirmed: Mohammed Kamara

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2000
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1999 - Motive Confirmed: Mohammed Kamara, January 2000, available at: [accessed 23 October 2017]
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January 9, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Kamara, a correspondent for the independent radio station SKY-FM, was shot dead by Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels on Siaka Stevens Street in central Freetown. The journalist covered court proceedings, including the treason trials that followed President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah's reinstatement. Kabbah was ousted by RUF forces in May 1997 and returned to power in March 1998 with the help of the Nigerian-led West African peacekeeping force (ECOMOG).

Job:Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered:Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
Taken Captive:No


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