Iraqi Journalist Killed In Raid
December 15, 2007
On Friday the 14th at 11:30pm Baghdad time, Iraqi National Guard forces raided the street where AliÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s house is, one of the neighbors heard a gun firing after 15 minutes from the arrival of the Iraqi National Guard convoy to the street, the force left at 3:00am. His neighbors kept calling AliÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s phone and it was switched off all the time, so they called his cousin Amar because he lives one block away from where Ali lives.
Amar arrived in AliÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s house and found Ali shoot dead in the living room, Amar called the Iraqi Police and told them the story as he heard it from AliÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s neighbors. At 8:30 am Baghdad time the Iraqi Police took AliÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s body to the morgue, his two uncles received the body at 10:00am and they headed to Najaf to bury him.Al-Moussawi was a journalist for the very poignant and generally excellent Iraqi video blog/show, Alive in Baghdad. They are collecting donations for his family via Paypal, but they themselves are also in desperate need of funding to continue the important work that they're creating. Please help if you can.