The Journalist Support Committee condemns the assassination of journalist Souad Al-Ali
The Journalist Support Committee in Iraq received news of the assassination of civilian activist and journalist Dr. Souad Al-Ali on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, in broad daylight, with a live bullet in the head resulting in her immediate death and injury of her driver.
The Journalist Support Committee condemns the violations against journalists in Basra, especially the recent horrific assassination incident of journalist Souad Al-Ali and calls on the security authorities to take the necessary measures to hold the perpetrators accountable and protect journalists in areas of violence and demonstrations.
The Committee deplores these serious breaches of the relevant international conventions, notably article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which protect freedom of expression on the basis that everyone has the right to hold opinions without interference.
The Committee calls on all journalists' colleagues in Iraq to take precautionary measures to ensure their safety and security.
Watch the moment of the assassination captured by the surveillance camera:
Journalist Support Committee - Iraq
27 September 2018