Call to investigate killing journalist in Baghdad, Press Freedom Observatory
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Press Freedom Observatory called for investigating the killing of an Iraqi journalist in Baghdad.
The Observatory described the assassination as "ambiguous", according to a statement denouncing the act itself.
Yesterday, the security forces found the body of editor-in-chief of Baghdad Al-Jamaheer daily, Sameer al-Sheikh Ali, in mid of the capital, with bullets in his body.
No other details given by the paper.
Ali, 61, was editor in chief of the paper for the last three years and human rights activist.
261 Iraqi and foreign journalists were killed since 2003, including 147 for their press work and 52 media technicians.
64 journalists were kidnapped, who were mostly killed, and 14 still missing, according to statistics made by the Observatory.All killing cases were wrapped with mystery.