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Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Abdul Shariff

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1995
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Abdul Shariff, January 1995, available at: [accessed 23 January 2018]
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January 9, 1994, in Katlehong Township, South Africa

Shariff, a freelance photographer on assignment for the Associated Press, was killed in cross fire while covering an African National Congress tour in the township of Katlehong. He died of a bullet wound to the chest.

Beats Covered:Human Rights, Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire:Paramilitary Group


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