Journalists Killed  |  Algeria

Said Mekbel

Le Matin

December 4, 1994, in Algiers, Algeria

Mekbel, editor-in-chief of the independent, French-language daily Le Matin, was shot in the head by unknown assailants as he ate in a restaurant near his paper's offices in downtown Algiers. He went into a coma and died the next morning. The Armed Islamic Group claimed responsibility for his murder.

Medium: Print

Job: Editor

Beats Covered: Business, Culture, Politics, War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Unknown Fire

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No

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