AI Condemns Killing Of Abducted Journalist
Pakistan: Amnesty International Condemns Killing Of Abducted Journalist
* News Release Issued by the International Secretariat of Amnesty International *
Amnesty International condemns the killing of Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl who had been abducted on 23 January in Karachi and held hostage since then. A video showing his beheading was received by Pakistani and US officials on Thursday.
"The kidnapping and murder of a journalist, or of any civilian, violates the most fundamental principles of humanity. Those responsible for the murder of Daniel Pearl must be brought to justice," Amnesty International said.
The taking and killing of hostages is prohibited in all circumstances under international law.
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