Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), issued a statement on the murder of journalist Adnane al-Safi.

“The murder of Adnane al-Safi strikes yet another blow against peace and democracy in Iraq…His killers stand condemned in the eyes of the world, and I call upon the authorities in Iraq to do their utmost to bring those responsible to justice.”

Some 40 media professionals have been killed this year alone in Iraq.

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