Benghazi, 26 May 2014:
The Editor-in-Chief of the prominent Benghazi-based Burniq newspaper was murdered this morning on his way to work.
Muftah Awad . . .[restrict]Buzid was shot dead on Benghazi’s Istiqlal street, formerly Jamal Abdul Naser Street.
Spokesperson for Jalaa Hospital Fadia Barghathi told the Libya Herald that Buzid was shot three times, in his hand, abdomen and head and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Buzid had been one of the leading voices reporting and commenting on the current crisis in Benghazi. Local people say the daily Burniq was known for its balanced outlook.
Buzid appeared on the Libya Al-Ahrar television channel last night. Amongst other topics, he talked about a recent interview he conducted with Khalifa Hafter. [/restrict]