Journalists Killed  |  Algeria

Mekhlouf Boukzer

Algerian State Television

April 4, 1995, in Constantine, Algeria

Boukzer, a sports commentator for Algerian State Television, was found dead in the trunk of his car near his home in the eastern Algerian city of Constantine. His throat had been slit. Television reports indicated that men disguised as police officers went to the journalist's residence the previous night and ordered him to go with them.


Medium: Television

Job: Broadcast Reporter

Beats Covered: Sports

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Unknown Fire

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: Yes

Tortured: No

Threatened: No


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