The Hammerl Family

South Africa: Family Responds to Photographer's Death

press release

Photo: http://www.lightstalkers.org/unaiaranzadi
Anton Hammerl taking photographs on the Brega frontline in Libya before his disappearance.

At 10pm BST (11pm SA time) this evening we received devastating news regarding Anton Hammerl.

On 5 April 2011 Anton was shot by Gaddafi’s forces in an extremely remote location in the Libyan desert. According to eyewitnesses, his injuries were such that he could not have survived without medical attention.

Words are simply not enough to describe the unbelievable trauma the Hammerl family is going through.

From the moment Anton disappeared in Libya we have lived in hope as the Libyan officials assured us that they had Anton.

It is intolerably cruel that Gaddafi loyalists have known Anton’s fate all along and chose to cover it up.

Thank you so much for your love and support.

The Hammerl family

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