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Ten years on, a call for justice for the murder of photojournalist Anton Hammerl in Libya

Ten years on, a call for justice for the murder of photojournalist Anton Hammerl in Libya

JUST days before the tenth anniversary of photojournalist Anton Hammerl’s death, his widow Penny Sukhraj-Hammerl has launched a campaign to seek justice for his murder. Anton Hammerl was shot and fatally wounded in Libya by forces loyal to Gaddafi on April 5, 2011. He was covering the 2011 Libyan conflict as a freelancer. After a decade with no action, no answers and no accountability, Penny Sukhraj-Hammerl has instructed a legal team from Doughty Street Chambers. Her intention to renew the pursuit for justice for Anton was announced in an online launch and press briefing, hosted by Doughty Street Chambers with…
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Seeking the truth about Anton Hammerl

Seeking the truth about Anton Hammerl

JOHN HOGG ANTON Lazarus Hammerl went to Libya as a freelance photographer 10 years ago. It was during the fight for control of the oil-rich country, with foreign powers like Nato, the United States and Canada meddling to “help” dethrone dictator Muammar Gaddafi.  Anton didn’t return home from that assignment. He was shot and killed on 5 April by troops loyal to Gaddafi. The whereabouts of his body remains unknown. Anton was more than a just fine photographer, he was a mensch. It was said at the time that he was doing what he loved and that he was pursuing…
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