Iraq: Journalist kidnapped by gunmen

Al-Sabah journalist Tawfik Al-Tamimi, was abducted on 9 March by unidentified gunmen on his way to Baghdad. The International Federation of Journalist (IFJ) demands his immediate release.

Credit: Facebook Profile

Al Tamini's colleagues claimed the Iraqi journalist may have been targeted as a result of a Facebook post he published on Saturday - in which he asked for the release of his friend, publisher and writer Mazen Latif, abducted 37 days before in similar circumstances.

IFJ General Secretary Anthony Bellanger said: "We call for Tawfik's immediate release and demand the Iraqi government immediately investigate the circumstances surrounding his abduction". 

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