Assassination of a journalist in Peshawar
(Paris, May 11th , 2011)
France condemns very strongly the assassination of a Pakistani journalist Nasrullah Afridi yesterday, in Peshawar.
We ask the Pakistani authorities to seek the truth on this horrible act and to identify and bring those responsible to justice.
France stresses that attacks on the freedom of speech and on the independent exercise of their profession by journalists are a threat for democracy, and she pays tribute to those who daily defend these rights.