Dear members, Dear friends,
In 2012, President Bashar al-Assad’s government deliberately murdered US reporter Marie Colvin in Syria.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and other organizations filed a lawsuit in a federal court with significant evidence of the direct responsibility of Syrian government officials for Colvin’s death in a Syrian army bombardment in Homs on 22 February 2012.
Marie Colvin, who was reporting for the London Sunday Times, was killed along with French photographer Rémi Ochlik while French reporter Edith Bouvier, Syrian media defender Wael al-Omar and British photographer Paul Conroy were wounded in the same bombardment.
We now know that these journalists were targeted and killed because they were providing information about the Syrian army’s crimes against civilians.
Together, let us stand to end Impunity for crimes against journalists.