BRUSSELS, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Thursday strongly condemned the murder of 3 Russian journalists in the Central African Republic, in what local authorities said was an ambush by an unidentified group of armed men.
In response to the killings, which happened on 30 July, the IFJ in a press release also demanded that the Central African authorities carry out a thorough investigation to bring the material and intellectual perpetrators of this crime to justice.
Kirill Radchenko, Alexander Rastorguyev, and Orkhan Dzhemal, worked for Russian online news organisation Investigation Control Center.
IFJ President Philippe Leruth said: "The assassination of three Russian journalists in the Central African Republic is a tragedy, and the IFJ wants, first of all, to present its condolences to their relatives in Russia." He urged the Central African authorities to search, find and bring the journalists' murderers to court and noted that nine journalists' murders or ten remain unpunished in the world.(end)