EU Ambassadors expressed their condolences to the family of murdered journalist Birendra Shah, and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

The EU strongly condemns all attacks on the right to freedom of expression. Freedom of expression is a fundamental right and the cornerstone of a free and democratic society. The EU continues to be concerned about the rise in attacks against journalists and urges the Government to take immediate action to improve public security and punish the perpetrators of violence.

Charge d’Affairs of the British Embassy Paul Bute, speaking on behalf of the EU Presidency, said “I am deeply saddened by the murder of Birendra Shah. Violence must play no part in a democratic society. I urge all parties to renounce violence and work together to uphold the rule of law”.

Dernière modification : 05/01/2010

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