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22 press members killed in Syria in October: SNHR

Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) releases a report, saying 22 press members were killed in October, 2013.

02.11.2013
22 press members killed in Syria in October: SNHR

ISTANBUL (AA) - Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) declared that 22 press members were killed in Syria in October, 2013.

According to a report released by SNHR, 21 of those slain were killed by Assad regime forces and one by organization of Islamic State in Iraq and Damascus (ISID).

The report documented the crimes committed against the photo-journalists, cameramen and reporters who had been working in Syria, also stating two press members died of torture by security forces in Syria.

In addition, the report gave information about those who were kidnapped and injured. Two press members were abducted by ISID and four were by unknown armed groups, while other seven were reported to have been injured during ongoing clashes between regime forces and opponents in the province of Deir ez-Zor. 

The report also reminded that a French reporter, Jean-Pierre Duthion, who was detained in Damascus in October, was freed four days later of his abduction.

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