Corporate Watch condemns the killing of journalist Kawa Mohammed Ahmed


Kawa Mohammed Ahmed was killed by a group of gunmen outside his home in Kurdistan on 5 December 2013.

Kawa was a well-known journalist – the editor of Rayal Magazine and a correspondent for Awene news.

He had published a series of articles investigating corruption by officials from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party in the Garmyan region.

He recently announced on his Facebook page that he was in possession of documents relating to land corruption and that his next article would reveal the names of officials. He said that he received anonymous death threats over the phone shortly afterwards.

Kawa had received other threats in previous years in connection with his work.

He was shot in front of his mother. The gunmen fled the scene.

Corporate Watch joins individuals and organisations in Kurdistan in condemning Kawa’s killing.