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First name:  Abdul

Last name:  Samad Rohani

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Journalist
  • Media outlet:  BBC
  • Type of media:  radio
  • Born:  Afghanistan

  • Died:  8 June 2008 Afghanistan
  • Targeted? yes


Found tortured and shot three times the day after being kidnapped from his car in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province, where he reported for the BBC’s Pashto service. He had received telephoned death threats from a local chieftain who accused him of backing the Kabul government and "boycotting" news put out by the Taliban. His home was attacked in his absence in 2006.


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