2 August 2018

Somalia: Cop Shoot Somali Photographer Dead

Mogadishu — AT least 26 journalists have been murdered over the last decade in the crisis-prone Somalia. The latest victim of the deadly crackdown against media in the East African country is Abdirizak Kasim Iman, a videographer for a private television station.

A police officer allegedly shot him when he tried to pass through a checkpoint in the capital Mogadishu, while he rode a three-wheeled public transportation vehicle.

This followed an argument with the law enforcers at the roadblock. The police officer reportedly shot Abdirizak twice in the head.

He was taken to the local Madina Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Angela Quintal, Coordinator of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), demanded a probe.

"Somali authorities must act swiftly to investigate the killing of Abdirizak Kasim Iman, determine the motive, and bring those responsible to justice," Quintal said.

The police's Criminal Investigations Department (CID) said investigations were underway.


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