Nonviolence Publishes Statement on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

Nonviolence Incorporation (Freemuslim Association), celebrates the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, by releasing a statement that reads as follows:

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Almighty God has said in Quran:

“There is life for you in retribution, O you who possess intellects! Maybe you will be Godwary!”

Every world year, the celebrates the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on November 2, as a means to minimize the growing trends of persecution and suppression against this group of our societies.

Over the span of the last 14 years (from 2006 to 2019), more than 1200 journalists have lost their lives during their duties, according to several reports by the International bodies. In addition, it is reported that nine of out ten times, the perpetrators of these crimes escape justice and trials. Many experts believe that the continuation of this situation will lead to the collapse of governments and judiciary systems.

It has become so worrisome to go through the crimes committed against journalists such as torture, abduction, arbitrary detention and intimidation of journalists, which are equally prevalent in conflicts and in times of peace. In addition, female journalists face certain dangers, including the risk of rape, from which the members of the press suffer the most.

It is so painful to see that in many areas, particularly in conflict zones, authoritative regimes have committed these crimes and continue to do so, in the lack of a powerful judiciary system to stop them.

Therefore, Nonviolence Incorporation calls on the International Community, particularly the Human Rights Organization to pass and enforce laws that can protect the lives of journalists and members of the press.