Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Confirmed: Abdul Raheem Kour Hassan
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||1 March 2014|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Confirmed: Abdul Raheem Kour Hassan, 1 March 2014, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5333e9870.html [accessed 24 February 2017]|
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Unknown, in Damascus, Syria
The Syrian government on April 1, 2013, informed Hassan's family about his death, but did not offer details on the circumstances or exact date of his death. The journalist had been arrested in January in Damascus, according to the local opposition station Watan FM.
Hassan died while being held at Palestine Branch, a feared prison of Syria's Military Intelligence Security that is known for the severe abuse of prisoners, according to Watan FM. The station, local opposition groups, and press freedom groups including the Syrian Journalists Association said he had been tortured to death.
Hassan, who was also known as "Mohammed al-Ghazali," was the director of broadcasting for Watan FM.
|Job:||Broadcast Reporter, Photographer, Publisher / Owner|
|Beats Covered:||Human Rights, Politics, War|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Dangerous Assignment|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Government Officials|