CPJ saddened by death of Jawed Ahmad

March 10, 2009 5:00 PM ET

Responding to media reports that Afghan journalist Jawed Ahmad was killed in a drive-by shooting in the southern city of Kandahar today, we issued the following statement...

"We send our condolences to Jawed Ahmad's family and friends at this time of deep loss," said Bob Dietz, CPJ's Asia program coordinator. "CPJ had come to know Jawed and his family well over the 11 months he was held in U.S. detention at Bagram Air Base without being charged by U.S. forces. We hope that his killing will not follow the pattern of other journalists' deaths in Afghanistan in recent years and go unsolved."

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