Thursday, 29 December 2016 05:29

UNAMI condemns abduction of journalist

Baghdad, 29 December 2016 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) condemns the abduction of Iraqi journalist, Ms. Afrah Shawqi, by unidentified gunmen from her home on Monday night.

This is a serious attack on freedom of expression in the country. This freedom is fundamental for all democratic societies and must be respected at all times and in all circumstances. UNAMI calls on those persons responsible for holding Ms. Shawqi to release her and for the authorities to investigate the matter and bring those responsible to justice as soon as possible.


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For more information, please contact: Mr Khalid Dahab, Deputy Director of Public Information/Deputy Spokesperson
United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Phone: +964 790 194 0146, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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