Delegation of the European Union to Kazakhstan

EU Local Statement on the stabbing of journalist Ramazan Yesergepov

Astana, 25/05/2017 - 12:30, UNIQUE ID: 170525_4
Local Statements

The European Union is seriously concerned about media reports that Kazakh journalist and press freedom defender Ramazan Yesergepov was stabbed on 14 May 2017 on an overnight train bound for the capital Astana. The EU strongly condemns the reported brutal attack of the journalist as such actions cannot be justified.

The European Union Delegation and its Member States embassies take note of the fact that an investigation has been launched and expect the authorities to swiftly and thoroughly investigate the case including the real motives behind the attack, and to bring all those responsible to justice.

The EU reaffirms its determination to promote and support freedoms of opinion and expression, and freedom of press, as rights to be exercised by everyone everywhere, based on the principles of equality, non-discrimination and universality.

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