Thaer Al-Ali

26 April 2015

The editor-in-chief of the independent Mosul daily Rai al-Nas, was shot dead by ISIS Islamic militants, according to the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate, an IFJ affiliate.

Al-Ali was first kidnapped by ISIS militants on 6 April 6, 2015 from a Mosul café, according to the reports, which said the militants found contacts for Iraqi government officials in his mobile phone and accused him of being an informant for the Iraqi government and the media. Twenty days later, militants shot him dead and handed overhis body to the medical examiner, according to an unnamed source in the medical examiner's office who spoke to the National Iraqi News Agency.

Source: IJS/CPJ