Journalists Killed  |  Yemen

Jamal al-Sharaabi

Al-Masdar

March 18, 2011, in Sana’a, Yemen

Al-Sharaabi, a photojournalist for the independent weekly Al-Masdar, was one of at least 44 civilians killed when government security forces opened fire on a peaceful demonstration in a square outside the main gate of Sana'a University, according to news reports.

Al-Sharaabi was shot in the face. The 35-year-old father of four was the first confirmed media fatality the political unrest that began in Yemen in January.


Medium: Print

Job: Photographer

Beats Covered: Politics

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Dangerous Assignment

Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials


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