Ahmed Wael Bakri

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CPJ alarmed by journalist deaths, detentions at hands of U.S., Iraqi forces

New York, June 29, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed alarm at reports that three Iraqi journalists were killed this week by U.S. forces’ fire in Iraq. CPJ is investigating the circumstances, and it called on U.S. military authorities to provide further information about each case. Ahmed Wael Bakri, a director and news producer…

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JUNE 28, 2005 Posted: July 5, 2005 Ahmed Wael Bakri, Al-Sharqiyah KILLED—CONFIRMED Bakri, a director and news producer for the local television station, Al-Sharqiyah, was killed by gunfire as he approached U.S. troops, according to Ali Hanoon, a station director. Hanoon said Bakri was driving from work to his in-laws’ home in southern Baghdad at…

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