NGO fears for missing Iraqi-Kurd pro-Israel journalist

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June 21, 2012 06:59

 
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An Iraqi-Kurd editor of a magazine that advocates stronger ties between Israelis and Kurds has been missing for 11 days, NGO Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reported Wednesday, expressing concern for his safety.

“We fear the worst and we urge the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government’s authorities to do everything possible to find Mawlud Afand,” Reporters Without Borders said. “And we therefore call for an immediate investigation into this journalist’s disappearance.”

Iranian Afand lives in Iraqi Kurdistan and is the editor of the magazine Kurd-Israel, published by the Kurd-Israel Association, which according to RSF, encourages Kurdish Jews who emigrated to Israel to return to Kurdistan.

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