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Libya ‘Broke Law’ Over Hammerl’s Death

Monday, June 20, 2011 - 14:11
The Johannesburg Press Club says that Libya is in contravention of international humanitarian law over photographer Anton Hammerl’s death
The Johannesburg Press Club says that Libya is in contravention of international humanitarian law over photographer Anton Hammerl’s death, and is acquiring a reputation for deliberately targeting journalists.

It says the United Nations Human Rights Committee, which monitors compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, has held that it is prohibited for states to deliberately withhold from families information on missing relatives.

The comment comes after Reporters Without Borders’ statement that five members of the media have been killed in Libya since the start of the civil war in mid-February, making it ‘particularly deadly for photographers’.

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Source: 
Business Day