Murder of a journalist in Somaliland (October 23, 2012)
France condemns the murder on October 23 of Mr. Ahmed Saakin Farah Ilyas, a correspondent for the local television channel Universal, in the town of Las Anod. France extends its condolences to his family, his friends and the editorial team of the Universal Television channel.
The Somali authorities must shed full light on this crime and take all necessary measures to allow journalists to carry out their mission to provide information freely and in complete safety, to guarantee respect for the freedom of expression and information and in order to prosecute the murderers.
This new murder brings the number of journalists killed this year in Somalia to 16. France reaffirms its solidarity with and its support for the Somali journalists who continue to courageously carry out their work in extremely difficult conditions.
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