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IPI DEATH WATCH
April 27: Appolos Hakizimana, editor-in-chief of the privately owned bi-monthly, Unuravumba, and former editor of the private weekly, Intego, in Rwanda, shot to death while returning to his home in the capital, Kigali. Last July, he had been arrested and charged with being an "interahamwe" (a term used to designate Hutu accomplices to genocide), but was released the following month.
Jun. 3: Ishmael Jalloh, a freelance journalist who worked for a number of independent newspapers in Sierra Leone, was killed by a rocke-propelled grenade during a battle east of the capital, Freetown, between ruival military groups.
March 30: Duong Daravuth, formerly of Cambodia' Neak Prayuth (The Fighter), who had just received permission to launch a new paper, killed when two grenades were tossed into a crowd attending an opposition rally in the capital, Phnom Penh.
Jan. 1: Altaf Ahmed Faktoo, broadcaster for Doordarshan India - the government TV network - shot to death by suspected militant separatists in Srinagar, in Indian-administered Kashmir.
July 25: Namullah, a Jakarta based reporter, was found dead in his car, mutilated by stab wounds. He had been conducting an investigation into illegal logging.
Jun. 12: Mohammed Sayuti, an Indonesian jurnalist based in Jungpandung, died in the hospital after being found bleediong to death and unconscious in the provincial cty. He had written reports that were critical of corruption.
Jan. 9: Christopher Gehring, 28, director of the Internews office in Almaty - the capital of Kazakhstan - found murdered in his appartment.
Jun. 18: Manzar Imkani, 49, a senior subeditor at the Urdu-language newspaper Jang, killed in Karachi, Pakistan. He was struck by gunfire as unidentified assailants atacked the home of a friend, Kamran Rizvi, a leader of the breakaway Haqiqi faction of the ethnic Mohajir National Movement. Rizvi was seriousl wounded.
Jun. 9: Shamsuddin Haider, a programme producer at state-run Radio Pakistan, shot to death at his home by two gunmen in Bahawalpur. Haider had received anonymous threats over the telephone about radio programs broadcast during a Shiite Muslim commemorative festival in May.
Jan. 18: Z.A. Shahid, photographer for Urdu-language Pakistani daily Kahbrain, among at least 25 people killed in bomb blast at the Lahore Sessions Court. (The targets of the explosion were leaders of a militant Sunni Muslim group.) Five other photographers were injured.