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Photo Credit: Courtesy Yemen Times

MOHAMMED SALEM AL-SAGHEER

News Organization: AL-WASEET

Died: 2004

Location: YEMEN

Al-Sagheer was known as a strong supporter of press freedom and referred to by the Yemen Times as the "father of the Yemeni press" because of his assisting a number of small publications. He and his wife were killed by a gunman in their house in downtown Sana'a. Motive for the murders is uncertain.