Murdered BBC journalist buried

June 9, 2008

Abdul Samad Rohani, the 25 year old BBC journalist murdered in Helmand province on Sunday, was buried in his home cemetery in the district of Marja today,

“Unknown armed men had abducted Rohani and his body was found yesterday. He had four bullets shot at his chest. We are investigating the case.” A relative who did not want to be identified said neither the family nor Rohani had enemies. “The reason we lost our brother, we think, is to do with his job, being a journalist,” he said. link

Colleagues of the young journalist told Reporters without borders that Rohani had received death threats on the phone.



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