Photographer Anton Hammerl probably killed in Libya

The latest information on photographer Anton Hammerl, who disappeared in early April in Libya, is bleak. “A statement on Facebook attributed to Mr. Hammerl’s family said they learned Thursday that he had in fact been killed April 5 by the forces of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi”, according to lens.blogs.nytimes.com. The Facebook page states: “On 5 April 2011 Anton was shot by Gaddafi’s forces in an extremely remote location in the Libyan desert. According to eyewitnesses, his injuries were such that he could not have survived without medical attention (…) It is intolerably cruel that Gaddafi loyalists have known Anton’s fate all along and chose to cover it up.”

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