Rachida Hammadi

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58 Journalists Murdered in Algeria Since 1993

Updated January 1, 1999


Tahar DjaoutRuptures, May 26, 1993
Rabah Zenati, Algerian State Television (ENTV), August 3, 1993
Abdelhamid BenmeniAlgérie-Actualité, August 9, 1993
Saad BakhtaouiEl-Minbar, September 9, 1993
Abderrahmane Chergou, PAGS party paper, September 28, 1993

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Rachida Hammadi

On March 20, Rachida Hammadi, a well-known investigative reporter for Algerian State Television, and her sister, Houriya Hammadi, a secretary for the television station, were gunned down by unknown assailants while waiting outside their parents' home for a hired car to pick them up and take them to work. Houriya died instantly. Rachida sustained two bullet wounds to the neck, one by each ear. She died in a Paris hospital on March 31. The radical Armed Islamic Group (GIA) claimed responsibility for her murder.

March 31, 1995 12:00 AM ET

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