6 Media Activists Killed, 8 kidnapped, and 10 Injured in July 2015
I- Executive Summary:
Violations against media activists in July 2015 are documented as follows:
A- Killing: SNHR documented the death of 6 media activists, detailed as follows:
i- Government Forces (army, security forces, local militias, foreign Shitte militias) killed 3 media activists, amongst one media activist died under torture.
ii- Extremist Groups:
-ISIL killed 2 media activists.
iii- Armed Opposition Groups killed one media activist.
B- Arresting and Kidnapping We recorded 8 kidnapping cases and 4 releases, detailed as follows: 2 media activists were released by government forces, 1 activist was released by An-Nusra front, and 1 activist was also released by armed opposition groups.
i- PYD Kurdish Forces kidnapped two media activists
ii- Extremist Islamic Groups:
a- An-Nusra Front: kidnapped one media activist
iii- Armed Opposition Groups: kidnapped one media activist
iv- Unidentified Groups: Kidnapped 4 media personnel, including 3 foreign journalists.
C- Injuries: We recorded 10 injuries, detailed as follows:
i- Government Forces: injured 5 media activists
ii- Armed Opposition Groups: injured 5 media activists
D- Violations against Properties: We recorded 1 case, detailed as follows:
i- Government Forces: one case was recorded