Journalists Killed  |  Angola

Ricardo de Mello

Imparcial Fax

January 18, 1995, in Luanda, Angola

De Mello, director of the privately owned newsletter Imparcial Fax, was gunned down by an unidentified assassin outside his home, in the capital, Luanda. De Mello was shot in the early morning hours on the stairs leading to his apartment. According to his wife, military officials had recently warned de Mello to stop writing about the war.

Medium: Print

Job: Editor

Beats Covered: Politics, War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: Yes

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