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This is a list of persons who were assassinated; that is, important people who were murdered, usually for ideological or political reasons. This list does not include executed persons.[1]

Contents

Assassinations in Africa

Algeria

Angola

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Central African Republic

Chad

Comoros

Congo (Brazzaville)

Congo (Kinshasa)

  • Patrice Lumumba, (1961 January 17), former Prime Minister of the Congo [2]
  • Maurice Mpolo, (1961 January 17), former Youth Minister, and Lumumba associate [1]
  • Joseph Okito, (1961 January 17), Senate Vice-President and Lumumba associate [2]
  • Laurent Kabila, (2001 January 16), President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, shot by bodyguard [1]

Egypt

The Gambia

Guinea

Guinea Bissau

Kenya

Liberia

Madagascar

Mali

  • Lamana Ould Cheikh, (2009), military intelligence officer

Mozambique

Namibia

Niger

Nigeria

Rwanda

Somalia

South Africa

Sudan

Swaziland

Tanzania

Togo

Tunisia

  • Khalil Wazir ("Abu Jihad"), (1988 April 16), military leader of the PLO, shot by Israeli commandos in Tunis [1]
  • Salah Khalaf ("Abu Iyad"), (1991), deputy leader of the PLO killed by Abu Nidal terrorists in Tunis, Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Assassinations in the Americas

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Bermuda

Bolivia

Brazil

Canada

Chile

Colombia

Cuba

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

Grenada

  • Maurice Bishop, (1983), Prime Minister, during the protracted events of a coup.

Guatemala

Guyana

  • Leo J. Ryan, (1978), US Congressman (D) from San Mateo, California; killed while investigating religious cult led by American Jim Jones
  • Walter Rodney, (1980), Guyanese historian and political figure
  • Satyadeow Sawh, (2006), Agriculture Minister was murdered along with his brother and sister, a security guard by masked gunmen dressed in military fatigues

Haiti

Honduras

Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Puerto Rico

Suriname

United States

Uruguay

Venezuela

Assassinations in Asia

Afghanistan

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Bhutan

Cambodia

China

Georgia

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel (and Biblical)

Japan

Jordan

Korea

Kuwait

Laos

  • Quinim Folsena, foreign minister of Laos (1963 April 1) [2]

Lebanon

Malaysia

Mongolia

Myanmar (Burma)

Nepal

  • Birendra, (2001 June 1), King of Nepal (along with Queen Aiswary and 9 other members of the royal family), killed by crown prince [1]

Pakistan

Palestinian territories

Philippines

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Sri Lanka

Syria

Turkey

Vietnam

Yemen

Assassinations in Australia and Oceania

Australia

New Caledonia

Samoa

Palau

Assassinations in Europe

Albania

Austria

Belgium

Bosnia and Hercegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy (and former Roman Empire)

Montenegro

Netherlands

Norway

Ottoman Empire

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Serbia

Spain

Tomb of José Canalejas in the Panteón de Hombres Ilustres, Madrid.

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

United Kingdom (and predecessor states)

Yugoslavia

Ukraine

Assassinations in Russia and the former Soviet Union

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar World Almanac 2004, p156
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n World Almanac 1967, p257
  3. ^ "Historic Assassinations Since 1865," The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2004, p156 (World Almanac 2004)
  4. ^ "Chief Political Assassinations Since 1865," The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1967, p257 (World Almanac 1967)
  5. ^ "Assassinations and Political Murders," 20th Century Timeline (Griesewood & Dempsey, Ltd., 1985) (Crescent Books, 1985) [20th Century Timeline] , p119
  6. ^ a b c 20th Century Timeline, p120
  7. ^ "Historic Assassinations Since 1865," The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1982 (World Almanac 1982), p750
  8. ^ Goodman, Joshua (1 March 2008). "Colombian rebel Leader Raul Reyes Killed by Army, Minister Says". Bloomberg. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601086&sid=a5HnABwKGrZc&refer=latin_america. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l World Almanac 1982, p750
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h World Almanac 2004, p155
  11. ^ a b c d e 20th Century Timeline, p119
  12. ^ "Iraqi general assassinated". Agence France-Presse. 23 December 2009. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jx22vsEuXSwB5-w_vNW1gFQG2M0g. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n 20th Century Timeline, p118
  14. ^ [http://www.joshuarubenstein.com/stalinsecret/intro.html stalin's secret pogrom-INTRO
  15. ^ http://www.eng.terror99.ru/publications/092.htm
  16. ^ http://www.eng.terror99.ru/publications/118.htm

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