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France demands investigation into death of journalist

01-12-2012 07:21 BJT

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After the killing of the journalist, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has expressed his condolences to Gilles Jacquier's friends and family. Meanwhile, a French foreign ministry spokesman has demanded an investigation into the circumstances of his death.

Romain Nadal, spokesman for French Foreign Ministry said: "We ask that an investigation is launched immediately to determine the exact circumstances of this drama. Our ambassador in Damascus is going on site to bring all the necessary support to the people who were with Gilles Jacquier and who still are in Homs and to repatriate them in Damascus. That’s what we can say as of now. We consider that the Syrian authorities are responsible for the security of all the international journalists who are present on their soil, and it’s their responsibility to ensure the protection of these people who are fulfilling their mission of informing the people about the crackdown in Syria that has been going on for nearly six months."


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