Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Ali Shafeya al-Moussawi,

Alive in Baghdad

December 15, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Al-Moussawi, a correspondent for the video-based news Web site Alive in Baghdad, was found shot to death in his home in the Al-Habibiya neighborhood of Baghdad, the Web site reported. Al-Moussawi was shot 31 times, the Web site said, citing a coroner's report.

Alive in Baghdad reported that al-Moussawi's body was found hours after Iraqi National Guard forces had raided the street where the reporter resides. The Web site said witnesses heard gunfire and that a relative was unable to reach al-Moussawi by phone during the raid.

Brian Conley, Alive in Baghdad's founder and director, said the circumstances and motive for al-Moussawi's murder were unclear. He said Alive in Baghdad was looking into a threat al-Moussawi received the previous week. The reporter had been working on a report about an Iraqi militia group.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.


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