Front Line is deeply saddened by the news of the killing of three staff members of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Afghanistan on 13 August 2008. The IRC advocates on behalf of displaced communities, addressing the root causes of violence and protecting the rights of vulnerable populations.
Front Line is greatly saddened to learn of the assassination of José Dionisio Lozano Torralvo. He was Vice President of the Municipal Coordination of Social Organisations (Coordinación Municipal de Organizaciones Sociales) in San Ofofre, President of the Committee of Peasant Farm Workers (Comité de Usuarios Campesinos) in the region of Pajonal and leader of the National Movement for Victims of State Crimes (El Movimiento Nacional de Víctimas de Crímenes de Estado) for San Ofofre.
Front Line is saddened to hear of the assassination of two journalists and human rights defenders, Ali Iman Sharmarke and Mahad Ahmed Elmi, on 11 August 2007. Ali Iman Sharmarke, Director and founder of independent media group Horn Afrik, and Mahad Ahmed Elmi, Director of the radio station Capital Voice, were killed in separate attacks.
Front Line is greatly saddened to learn about the murder of the Iraqi journalist, Sahar Al-Haidari in her home town of Mosul on 7 June 2007. She was the mother of three children and worked as a news reporter for Iraq Voices, a news agency based in Mosul, the National Iraq News Agency - Nina and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. Sahar Al-Haidari is the third journalist to be killed in Iraq in the last two weeks. Read more on Article 19 website
Front Line is deeply concerned by the assassination of a respected doctor and human rights defender, Dr. Adeeb Ibraheem Al-Jalabi.He was reportedly assasinated by elements linked to al-Qaeda shortly after leaving his clinic in Mosul City on 12 May 2007.
On 15 May 2007, journalists Abshir Ali Gabra and Ahmed Hassan were shot dead by unidentified gunmen when a convoy they were traveling in from Jowhar to Addale to broker peace between rival clans was ambushed