Kenji Goto


Age: 47

Summary: Japanese freelance video journalist covering wars and conflicts, refugees, poverty, AIDS, and child education aorund the world who was captured and held hostage by Islamic State (ISIL) militants in October 2014 after entering Syria in the hopes of rescuing Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa despite being warned three times by the Japanese government not to return to Syria.

Cause of Death: Murdered by decapitation

Born: 1967

Died: January 30, 2015

Raqqa, Syria