Kenji Goto

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Kenji Goto Jogo[1]
Native name
後藤 健二
Born
Kenji Goto

(1967-10-23)October 23, 1967
DiedJanuary 31, 2015(2015-01-31) (aged 48)
Cause of deathBeheading[2]
NationalityJapanese
Alma materHosei University
OccupationJournalist
Years active1991–2015
Children3

Kenji Goto (後藤 健二, Gotō Kenji, born October 23, 1967 - January 31, 2015) was a Japanese freelance video journalist covering wars and conflicts, refugees, poverty, AIDS, and child education around the world.[3] In October 2014, he was captured and held hostage in Syria by Islamic State (ISIL) militants. After being held for three months, on 31 January 2015, he was beheaded.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Plus que quelques heures pour sauver Kenji Goto Jogo
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/online-video-purports-show-islamic-state-group-beheading-28630748
  3. "後藤 健二" [Kenji Goto] (in Japanese). Independent Press. Retrieved 20 January 2015.