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Two more journalists killed in Yemen

Wednesday 05 Oct 2011
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned the killing of cameraman in a military offensive last night in Taiz province as well as the death of reporter Abdel Majid Al-Samawi on 3 October, from the gunshot wound he received more than a week ago.


Their deaths bring to five the number of journalists who have been killed since February, when protests calling for President Ali Abdallah Saleh’s departure began.

A cameraman and producer for the Mas production company, Mr Al-Nour was killed during a bombardment of Taiz that resulted in many casualities.

Mr Al-Samawi died in Sanaa Technological Hospital from the neck injury he received when a sniper shot him on 25 September. He leaves a wife and six children.

The three other journalists killed since the start of the protests are Hassan Al-Wadhaf, a cameraman with Al-Hurra TV, Mohamed Yahia Al-Malayia, a correspondent for the Al-Salam newspaper, and Jamal Al-Sharabi, a photographer for the independent daily Al-Masdar.

Mr Al-Wadhaf died on 23 September from the injuries he received while covering violence against demonstrators in Sanaa five days earlier. Mr Al-Malayia and Mr Al-Sharabi were among the many fatalities when snipers opened fire on demonstrators in Sanaa on 18 March.