Syria – Murder of Syrian journalist Ruqia Hassan Mohammed (January 8, 2016)


France condemns the murder by Daesh of Syrian journalist Ruqia Hassan Mohammed, who, under the pseudonym Nisan Ibrahim, courageously reported on the human rights violations committed by this terrorist organization in Raqqa.

This execution is a further example of the atrocities being committed by Daesh, which may constitute crimes against humanity and war crimes.

France reaffirms its attachment to the freedom of expression and the freedom of the press. We are mobilizing our efforts, notably at the UN, to promote respect for these fundamental values and the protection of journalists.