Relief at news that kidnapped AFP photographer has been freed

first_img May 28, 2021 Find out more News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Organisation News Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Reporters Without Borders voiced relief on learning that Peruvian photographer Jaime Razuri of Agence France-Presse was released in Gaza City today, a week after he was kidnapped outside the agency’s bureau.“We are extremely relieved by this news,” the press freedom organisation said. “But we call on the authorities to bring the kidnappers to justice. This is the only way to finally put an end to this series of abductions. So far, none of the people responsible for the abductions of six journalists in 2006 have been prosected. Letting this impunity continue will mean that other foreign journalists will be in danger of being kidnapped.”Reporters Without Borders has been told that Razuri was received by President Mahmoud Abbas immediately after his release. A news conference was due to be held in the building that houses the president’s offices. The identity of Razuri’s abductors is still not known.Razuri was kidnapped by four gunmen on the afternoon of 1 January as he was returning to the AFP bureau in Gaza City in the company of a driver and an interpreter. Receive email alerts PalestineMiddle East – North Africa May 16, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists January 7, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Relief at news that kidnapped AFP photographer has been freed News June 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Palestine News Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Peruvian photographer Jaime Razuri of Agence France-Presse was released today in Gaza City. The organisations calls for his kidnappers to be brought to justice. last_img read more