Kurdish journalists condemn kidnapping and killing Sardasht, local media

  • KurdishMedia.com
  • 06/05/2010 00:00:00

London (KurdishMedia.com) 06 May 2010: Over 60 Kurdish writers and journalists have condemned the kidnapping and killing of the Kurdish journalist Sardasht Osman, reported Kurdish media outlets.

This is what comes in their statement.

To kidnap a journalist in the regional capital; taking him outside the Kurdistan region; and killing him, raises serious questions. This act cannot be done by one person or a small group of people. That is why we believe in the first instance that the Kurdistan Regional Government and the security forces should take the responsibility. We must take maximum step to find this perpetrators responsible.


We, as a group of Kurdistan’s writers and journalists, believe that kidnapping and threatening of journalists have increased rapidly, and cannot be accepted anymore.

The names included the prominent Kurdish journalists like Kamal Rauf, Ahmad Mira and Asos Hardi.

The Kurdish authorities has not issued any statement yet regarding this serious development. Even if an insurgent group is responsible for this act, it must be realised that Kurdistan now is entering a new epoch for security and safety of journalists.

For the statement please open the link:

Kurdish journalists condemn kidnapping and killing Sardasht

  • KurdishMedia.com
  • 06/05/2010 00:00:00