Mohamed Bedaiwi Ash-shammari

Mohamed Bedaiwi Ash-shammari, journalist, editing manager of Free Iraq radio and a university professor, was shot to death on Saturday, March 22, 2014 by an officer of the Iraqi presidential guard.

Mohamed’s murder was regarded by the Prime Minister as a criminal act of misconduct, Nouri Almaliki, and the perpetrator was arrested, but a deeper investigation has not been conducted.

Mohamed was an active defender of human rights and had a senior role on various editorial boards in several media institutions.

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Nickname:Hasan Rashid



Date of Killing:22/03/2014

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Journalist/communicator

Organisation:Radio Free Iraq

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:Civil and Political Rights

Sector Detail:Freedom of Expression

More information:Front Line Defenders

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