Mohammed Kamara

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Government releases jailed editor into U.S. custody

December 9, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 9, 2002—Liberian authorities released journalist Hassan Bility, whom authorities had held incommunicado since June 24 as a "prisoner of war." According to news reports, Bility, editor of the independent weekly The Analyst, was released without being charged...

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Military calls jailed editor "prisoner of war."

October 24, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 24, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) deplores the recent recommendation by a five-member military tribunal that editor Hassan Bility, who has been detained since June 24, be treated as a "prisoner of war." According to...

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CPJ expresses renewed concern about safety and whereabouts of journalist

August 15, 2002 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is extremely concerned about the whereabouts and the safety of Hassan Bility, editor-in-chief of The Analyst newspaper, which is based in Liberia's capital, Monrovia. He has been held incommunicado in state custody for almost two months.

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Military court demands that journalist be brought to hearing

July 26, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 26, 2002—The Court Martial Board, Liberia's military court, yesterday gave the government an August 7 deadline to produce Hassan Bility, a prominent newspaper editor who has been detained incommunicado since June 24. Bility, editor of the weekly...

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Two journalists killed by gunmen; two others wounded

May 25, 2000 12:00 PM ET

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in SIERRA LEONE New York, May 24, 2000 --- The Committee to Protect Journalists is outraged by the latest murderous attack on journalists in Sierra Leone, which claimed the lives...

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Attacks on the Press 1999: 1999 Death Toll: Listed by Country

March 22, 2000 12:10 PM ET

[Click here for full list of documented cases] At its most fundamental level, the job of a journalist is to bear witness. In 1999, journalists in Sierra Leone witnessed rebels' atrocities against civilians in the streets of Freetown. In the...

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Attacks on the Press 1999: Sierra Leone

March 22, 2000 12:02 PM ET

In 1999, Sierra Leone became the world's most dangerous country for journalists, with a total of 10 journalists killed in the line of duty. (See Special Report on Sierra Leone) The combined rebel forces of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF)...

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Mohammed Kamara

January 9, 1999 12:02 AM ET

Kamara, a correspondent for the independent radio station SKY-FM, was shot dead by Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels on Siaka Stevens Street in central Freetown. The journalist covered court proceedings, including the treason trials that followed President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah's...

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