Isis militants murder Iraqi cameraman who refused to work for them

Matthew Champion@matthewchampion
Saturday 11 October 2014 17:10
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An Iraqi TV cameraman has been killed by Isis militants after he refused to work for them.

Raad al-Azzawi, who was employed by Salahuddin Television, was killed on Friday in Samra, near Tikrit, the region's governor Raed Ibrahim said. Tikrit is just a two-hour drive from Baghdad.

His family told al-Jazeera he was taken from his home with his brother, and two other civilians, and shot in public.

"They came to his home and took him and his brother. He did nothing wrong; his only crime was to be a cameraman. He was just doing his job," a member of his family said.

Reporters Without Borders said the 37-year-old was first abducted last month and that Isis had threatened to execute him.

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