New York, June 15, 2011--Police in Sierra Leone have arrested
three suspects, including a police officer, for the killing of
a reporter this Sunday during violent clashes over a land dispute on the
outskirts of the capital, Freetown, according to local journalists.
Ibrahim Foday, 38, a reporter at the private daily newspaper The Exclusive, was beaten and stabbed by assailants during an outbreak of violence between neighboring villages Kossoh and Grafton, 16 miles (25 kilometers) southeast of the capital, Freetown, according to Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ). Foday, a resident of Grafton, was attacked for taking photographs of Kossoh rioters.