April 17, 2024
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Mahama condemns murder of Al Jazeera journalist, demands justice for her family 

Former President, John Dramani Mahama has condemned the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

Mr Mahama in condemning the killing demanded justice for her family through an “independent and transparent process”.

According to him, the late journalist covered and brought reports of events in Israel and the Middle East region to the attention of the world.

“The killing of ace Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh is a most condemnable act. For a journalist who has for many years covered and brought us reports of events in Israel and the Middle East region, we all mourn her loss.

“It is our prayer that whoever pulled the trigger and any associates will be brought to justice through an independent and transparent process.”

Meanwhile, he also asked the Akufo-Addo-led government and the Ghana Police Service to seriously investigate the killing of Ghanaian journalist, Ahmed Suale.

He said the murderers of the Ghanaian journalist must be made to face the law.

“Having said that, we also note that the murderers of Ghanaian journalist, Ahmed Suale, are still walking free. We call on the Akufo-Addo administration and the Police Service to take this investigation seriously and bring the murderers to justice.”

Reports say the Al Jazeera journalist Shereen Abu Aqleh was shot dead while reporting on a raid by Israeli security forces in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.

The Qatar-based news channel said Abu Aqleh, 51, was shot “deliberately” and “in cold blood” by Israeli troops. 

However, the Israeli military denied that its forces targeted journalists.

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