Opinion | Justice may finally arrive for photojournalist slain in Libya

Relatives must be allowed to know the fate of their loved ones.

Ten years ago, on April 5, 2011, photojournalist Anton Hammerl was killed in Libya when loyalists to Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi targeted Hammerl and several other journalists he was traveling with. The assailants opened fire on them although they clearly identified themselves as members of the international media.

‘Hammerl cried out for help’ | IOL News

South African journalist Anton Hammerl cried out for help after being shot in the stomach by Libyan forces.

“On 5 April 2011, Anton was shot by Muammar Gaddafi’s forces in an extremely remote location in the Libyan desert. According to eyewitnesses, his injuries were such that he could not have survived without medical attention. “Words are simply not enough to describe the unbelievable trauma the Hammerl family is going through,” the statement read.

Photographer Is Killed in Libya

Anton Hammerl, a 41-year-old South African photographer who has been missing in Libya more than a month, was killed in early April.

A statement on Facebook by the family of Anton Hammerl, a 41-year-old South African freelance photographer who has been missing in Libya for more than a month, said the family learned Thursday that he had in fact been killed on April 5 by the forces of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.

Anton Hammerl Is Still Missing in Libya

Anton Hammerl, the South African photographer who has been missing in Libya since early in April, was not released on Wednesday, as some hoped he would be.

“Until I see him, I don’t believe any of these reports,” Penny Sukhraj, Mr. Hammerl’s wife, said by phone from London on Wednesday afternoon. “It’s just a recipe for emotional disaster.”

Day 43: Captured Journalists Languish in Libya | PDNPulse

Freelance photographer Anton Hammerl remains unaccounted for in Libya, more than 40 days after Libyan authorities say they took him into custody. The lack of information has escalated concern among his family and friends about his health and safety. “All

Freelance photographer Anton Hammerl remains unaccounted for in Libya, more than 40 days after Libyan authorities say they took him into custody.

Journalists Detained in Libya Finally Contact Families | PDNPulse

Three of four journalists detained nearly three weeks ago by forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi have finally been able to call their families to report that they are OK–but still locked up in a jail in Tripoli with little indication of when the

Spanish photographer Manuel Varela de Seijas Brabo was arrested April 5 along with American reporters James Foley, a correspondent for the online news site GlobalPost, and Clare Morgana Gillis, a freelancer who had been in Libya reporting for The Atlantic and USA Today. South African photographer Anton Hammerl was detained separately on the same day.

Libya: Four Missing Journalists

It’s been a week since the American journalists Clare Morgana Gillis, James Wright Foley, freelancers reporting for TheAtlantic.com and GlobalPost, …

It’s been a week since the American journalists Clare Morgana Gillis, James Wright Foley, freelancers reporting for TheAtlantic.com and GlobalPost, respectively, and their Spanish and South African colleagues Manuel Varela de Seijas Brabo and Anton Hammerl, both photographers, were captured by Qaddafi’s forces near the eastern Libyan oil town of Brega.

Libya Expected to Release Four More Captured Journalists | PDNPulse

Four journalists, including two photographers, who were detained on Tuesday by forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi will soon be released, according to a report just published by GlobalPost.com. Qaddafi’s chief spokesperson has said the journalis

Those detained included freelance photographers Manu Brabo of Spain and Anton Hammerl of South Africa; and reporters James Foley of the online news site GlobalPost and Clare Morgana Gillis, an American freelancer.