Iraq editor killed, says U.S. media watchdog




 
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Iraq editor killed, says U.S. media watchdog
 
September 12th, 2006  
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Topic: Iraq editor killed, says U.S. media watchdog


Iraq editor killed, says U.S. media watchdog
Media: Reuters
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Date: September 11, 2006

NEW YORK, Sept 11 (Reuters) - A design editor of a state run Iraqi newspaper
has been shot and killed while on his way to work in Baghdad, the U.S.-based
Committee to Protect Journalists said on Monday.

The committee condemned the murder of Abdel Karim al-Rubai, 40, who was the
design editor for Al-Sabah newspaper and was shot on Saturday morning by
several gunmen.

"Al-Sabah and its staff have become repeated targets for insurgents. We urge
the authorities to bring those responsible for this murder to justice," the
committee's Executive Director Joel Simon said in a statement.

Al-Sabah reported two weeks ago that it had received a death threat via
e-mail against al-Rubai and his family signed by the military wing of the
Mujahideen Council, an al Qaeda affiliate in Iraq, the committee said.

The committee said that 78 journalists, including al-Rubai, and 28 media
support workers have been killed in Iraq since the war began in March 2003.
The majority of victims have been Iraqis.
 


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