June 15, 1992, in Nagorno-Karabakh, AzerbaijanChingiz Mustafayev, a reporter-photographer for the DR-Press news service, was shot and killed while filming fighting between Azerbaijanis and Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh. Details of his killing were not available. Before his death, Mustafayev had reportedly been gathering information alleging that the Armenian attack on civilians in Khojaly was a provocation by the Azerbaijani National Front to force the resignation of Azerbaijani president Ayaz Mutalibov.
Job: Photographer, Print Reporter
Beats Covered: Human Rights, War
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group