Journalist remains missing in Iraq

New York, January 10, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the disappearance in Iraq of French journalist Florence Aubenas, who was last seen in Baghdad on January 5 with her Iraqi translator, Hussein al-Saad.

According to press reports, Aubenas, who was in Iraq working for the French daily Libération, has not been heard from since she and al-Saad left Aubenas’ hotel last Wednesday. In an editorial in today’s edition of Libération, Managing Director Antoine de Gaudemar expressed concern that Aubenas may have been abducted.