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ABDUCTED REPORTER FOUND DEAD

An Iraqi reporter abducted in Baghdad was found dead two days later, reports the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Hisham Mijawet Hamdan, a board member of the Young Journalists Association, was found by police on 12 February, with bullet holes in his head and chest. CPJ says his body also showed signs of torture. Hamdan's family last saw him on 10 February.

Hamdan worked as a political reporter for the bimonthly paper and website "Al-Siyassa wal-Karar", published by the Young Journalists Association. He also actively campaigned for support for families of journalists killed in Iraq. His advocacy work sometimes led him to appearing on Iraqi satellite channels, which may have made him a target, the editor of "Al-Siyassa" told CPJ.

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- CPJ: http://tinyurl.com/ypmp4e
(19 February 2008)

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