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Iraq: Well-known journalist shot dead at his home
12 Sep 2011
BY ALICE PURKISS

Well known journalist Hadia Al-Mahdi was found dead at his home in Baghdad on 7 September.  The body of Al-Mahdi was found in his home in the Al-Karada district at around 7pm. He had been shot twice in the head. It is believed that his murder was politically motivated. Madhi hosted a popular talk show called “To whoever listens” on Radio Demozy where he tackled a wide range of subjects including the Iraqi educational system and corruption. Mahdi’s murder comes almost one month after the Iraqi parliament adopted a law on the protection of journalists on 9 August.

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