UN official accuses France of impeding inquiry into journalists’ Mali deaths

UN official accuses France of impeding inquiry into journalists’ Mali deaths

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Agnès Callamard says justice is being denied over killings of Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon in 2013

The United Nations’ special rapporteur for extrajudicial killings has accused the French military of hampering an investigation into the murder of two journalists in Mali in 2013.

Agnès Callamard says the French authorities are hiding behind claims of threats to national security secrecy and contravening international law in failing to arrest and question suspects in the case.

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