Journalists Killed  |  Algeria

Hamid Mahiout


December 2, 1995, in Algiers, Algeria

Mahiout, a reporter for the independent, French-language daily Liberté, and Ahmed Belkhefellah, his driver, were kidnapped and killed by unknown assailants. They were found dead the following morning in the Rais Hamidou neighborhood in Algiers. Colleagues report that Mahiout and Belkhefellah were decapitated, their heads impaled on spikes and their bodies stacked on top of each other.

Medium: Print

Job: Print Reporter

Beats Covered: War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Unknown Fire

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: Yes

Tortured: Yes

Threatened: No

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