Libyan rebel blogger killed by sniper

Libyan rebel blogger killed by sniper
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Mohamed Nabous, of Libya Al Hurra TV, has been shot and killed by Colonel Gaddafi’s loyalist forces in Benghazi.

He was fatally wounded in the head by a sniper bullet on saturday morning while filming the fighting between government forces and the rebels. He died of his wounds in the afternoon.

Earlier this month the former telecoms engineer spoke to euronews after first coming to world attention on 19th February 2011 when he and a small team of activists set up a live stream from Benghazi.

He made his last broadcast during Saturday’s fierce fighting.

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His colleagues at Radio Free Libya have been shocked by the news but continue to broadcast from their makeshift newsroom in the most precarious conditions.

Mohamed leaves behind his wife, Perditta, who is expecting their first child.

He is seen as an example of courage and determination that makes him one of the symbols of the Libyan uprising.

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