Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Osama Qadir

freelance

June 29, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

The body of Qadir, a freelance cameraman who worked occasionally for Fox News and other media organizations in Iraq, was found on or about June 29 with several bullet wounds, according to the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, a local Iraqi press freedom group.

He had been abducted by unknown assailants in Baghdad about a week earlier. The circumstances surrounding his death were unclear. John Stack, a Fox News vice president, confirmed Qadir's death but said the journalist was not on assignment for the network at the time of his abduction. He said the station had no indication that the murder was in retaliation for his work.


Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.


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