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First name:  Ben Saoud

Last name:  Tawfiq Faraj

  • Gender:  Male
  • Media outlet:  "Libyana Hits" Radio
  • Type of media:  radio
  • Born:  Libya

  • Died:  19 Sept 2014 Libya
  • War zone:  yes
  • Targeted? yes

Tawfiq Ben Saud was driving home when gunmen in a black 4WD Hyundai “Santa Fe” riddled his car with bullets in the middle of Al-Wikalat Street in the west Benghazi neighbourhood of Al-Fuwayhat at around 9:30 pm.

Sami Al-Kawafi, a young friend of Saud’s who was with him, was killed immediately. Saud died shortly after being rushed to hospital with gunshot injuries. A third passenger, Mohamed Bouszriba, who was in the back, was spared.

  • Aged only 18, Saud presented a programme called "Ishah bi Jawuha” (Live your Life) on the privately-owned and popular radio station Libyana Hits. He and Kawafi had also created a local human rights organization, Al-Rahma (Mercy Foundation) and had openly opposed armed extremist groups, organizing and participating in protests against their terrorist activities.

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