Islamic State group militants executed Iraqi journalist Yahya Abd Hamad, the director of Mosul-based broadcaster Al-Rashid, in Mosul on Sept. 12, 2015. Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported that the Iraqi Journalistic Freedoms Observatory said that the killing came hours after Hamad was abducted from his home. Following the abduction, militants reportedly searched his house and seized a computer and other devices. They also reportedly told the journalist’s family upon releasing his body that any ceremony mourning his death would draw punishment.
Yahya Abd Hamad, Iraq
Aug 11, 2016