Second Iraqi Journalist Gunned Down in Two Days

by Michael Rubin

The Committee for the Protection of Journalists reported yesterday:

The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Iraqi authorities to thoroughly investigate the murder of Safa al-Din Abdel Hamid, an Al-Mosuliya television presenter who was shot this morning in front of his Mosul home by gunmen firing from a speeding car, according to news accounts. Abdel Hamid was the second Iraqi television anchor to be slain in as many days. Riad al-Saray, an anchor for Al-Iraqiya was gunned down in Baghdad on Tuesday. 

Meanwhile, the kidnapping and murder of Kurdish journalist Sardasht Osman, apparently by security forces led by Masud Barzani’s son, remains unsolved, more than four months after it occurred.