New York, June 18, 2007—
The body of an Iraqi newspaper editor was found in Baghdad’s main morgue on Sunday, four days after he was abducted by armed men. Filaih Wuday Mijthab, who worked with the government-run daily Al-Sabah,
suffered bullet wounds to the head, the independent news agency Aswat al-Iraq reported.
There has been no claim of responsibility. Insurgent and other armed groups have frequently targeted Al-Sabah
and other state-run media because of their ties to the U.S.-supported Iraqi government. The New York Times
reported on Monday that Mijthab could have been targeted by Shiite groups because of his past work for state-run media under the former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Mijthab, like many of the newspaper’s employees, had received numerous telephone threats while working at Al-Sabah
, the paper reported.