Somalia: Investigate killings of journalists and hold perpetrators to account: Oral intervention at the 21st session of the UN Human Rights Council
Since December 2011, fourteen journalists have been killed in Somalia. While the Somali authorities announced that they would investigate the cases, there have been no credible investigations or criminal prosecutions. In this statement Amnesty International urges the Human Rights Council to encourage the new government to implement real improvements to the human rights situation. This includes taking measures to ensure that the Somali authorities undertake prompt, thorough and impartial investigations into the killings of journalists, and bring the perpetrators to justice in fair trials.