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Slain In The Line Of Duty

Slain In The Line Of Duty

* Leonid Karas of RFE/RL, drowned in Germany in 1954 under suspicious circumstances.

* Abdulrachmann Fatalibey, of RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service, was found strangled and beaten in Munich, also in 1954.

* Georgi Markov, of RFE/RL's Bulgarian Service, was poisoned with the lethal toxin ricin in London in 1978.

* Ricardo de Mello of VOA, was found shot to death in Luanda in 1995 while covering the Angolan civil war.

* Iskandar Khatloni, of RFE/RL, who covered the Soviet Union, including abuses in Chechnya, was fatally attacked in Moscow in 2000.

* Abdul-Hussein Khazal, a correspondent for the Middle East Broadcasting Network in Iraq, was shot to death -- along with his 3-year-old son -- as the two left their home in Al-Basrah.

* Ogulsapar Muradova of RFE/RL's Turkmenistan Service, was arrested and died in custody under mysterious circumstances. Family members cited marks of torture on her body.

* Khamail Muhsin Khalaf, of RFE/RL, covered Iraq. She was evidently tortured then shot to death in 2007.

* Nazar Abdulwahid al-Radhi, an RFE/RL correspondent in Iraq, was shot to death in 2007.

* Alisher Saipov, who worked for both VOA and RFE/RL, reported on the Ferghana Valley shared by Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Saipov was shot to death in 2007.