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REPORTER AND HUSBAND KILLED IN MOSUL

The incinerated bodies of a radio broadcaster and her husband were found in the northern city of Mosul three days after being kidnapped by gunmen, say Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières, RSF), the International News Safety Institute (INSI) and press reports.

Iman Youssef Abdullah, who worked for a local radio station of President Jalal Talabani's Patriot Union of Kurdistan, and her husband Moayad Hamid, the deputy head of Mosul's workers' union, were found dead on 12 April in their car. They had been shot several times, and their bodies were later set alight in their vehicle.

Abdullah's death puts the number of journalists and media workers killed in Iraq since the war began at 194, and at least the 15th this year, according to INSI.

Visit these links:
- RSF: http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=21692
- "International Herald Tribune": http://tinyurl.com/2r64zj
- INSI Iraq media casualties: http://tinyurl.com/2sgtt4
- Iraqi Journalists' Rights Defence Association: http://www.ijrda.com/prees/
(17 April 2007)

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