Iraq– Journalist and human rights defender Saad Zaghloul assassinated in Mosul | Human Rights and the Will to be free |

With utmost sorrow and grief, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) received the news of the assassination of journalist and human rights defender Saad Zaghloul in the city of Mosul, Iraq this week.

On the morning of 8 October 2013, a group of unknown armed men opened fire and killed him in front of his house, which is located in Al-Qadisiyah district of Mosul.

With this brutal crime, the number of journalists who have been killed in Mosul since 2003 has reached 48 including 6 women journalists. The authorities have conducted no investigations into any of these killings, which have been perpetrated by "unknown" persons. ....