IOL has reported tragic news that Anton Hammerl was killed by pro-Gadaffi forces. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Anton’s wife Penny Sukhraj and their children and wider family. IOL reported that Hammerl was shot on April 5 and the family were misled by pro-Gadaffi forces.
Thank you to all those who signed the petition or published articles to raise the profile of Hammerl’s alleged capture. We mourn the loss of a fellow African and fine photographer who was serving to inform the world about events unfolding in Libya.
A fuller reports in The Atlantic and BBC.