Journalists Killed  |  Algeria

Mohamed Guessab

Algerian Radio

August 12, 1996, in Algiers, Algeria

Guessab, host of "Radio Koran," a religious program on state-run Algerian Radio, was fatally shot while driving with his two brothers, one of whom was killed and the other seriously wounded, in the Algiers suburb of Beau Fraisier. Islamic militants are thought to be responsible for his murder.


Medium: Radio

Job: Columnist / Commentator

Beats Covered: Politics

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No


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