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Unesco chief condemns Pakistani journalist’s murder

UNITED NATIONS: The head of the UN agency tasked with defending press freedom Wednesday condemned the murder of Pakistani journalist Faiz Mohammad Ehan Sasoli and called for those responsible for the act to be held accountable.

Sasoli, a correspondent for Aaj Kal newspaper and the Independent News of Pakistan agency, was shot as he was driving his car in Khuzdar, Balochistan, on Sunday.

According to the International Federation of Journalists, he had previously received death threats and survived two attacks in the past 12 months.

Irma Bokova, Director General of the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), called the authorities to do every thing in their power to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice.

“If impunity is never acceptable, it is even less so when it concerns protecting the right to information and the freedom of expression, which is the guarantor of democracy,” she stated in a statement.
Source: The Nation
Date:7/1/2010