Iraq

Sayab Majid al-Iqabi

29 October 2015

The correspondent for Iraq Times in Basra went missing on 28 October and his body was found a day later with signs of torture particularly on his head, media reported. Al-Iqabi covered protests calling for reforms and end of corruption in the city. He had reportedly received death threats by telephone and Facebook over his reporting on the protests before being kidnapped near a security post in Basra by unidentified armed men.