Journalists Killed  |  Algeria

Madjid Yacef

L'Hebdo Libéré

March 20, 1994, in Algiers, Algeria

Yacef, a photojournalist with the independent French-language weekly L'Hebdo Libéré, was killed when men armed with automatic weapons and disguised as policemen raided the paper's Algiers offices and opened fire. A driver with the paper, Rachid Benhaddou, was also killed, and three other employees were seriously wounded. The attack came on a Monday, the day the paper goes to press. Normally, the magazine's director is present on Mondays, but that morning he was attending the funeral of slain journalist Djamel Benzaghou. The center-left weekly is anti-fundamentalist.

Medium: Print

Job: Photographer

Beats Covered: Corruption, Politics

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No

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