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Case of the murdered Al Jazeera journalist submitted to The Hague

21.09.2022, 12:24
Photo: Al Jazeera / AP / DW
Photo: Al Jazeera / AP / DW

The case of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed in May while filming a conflict on the West Bank of the Jordan, has been submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

Ukrinform reports this, citing NOS.

"The case of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed in May, has been submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague at the request of her relatives. They want the ICC to investigate the death of the famous journalist," the report said.

The murder of the reporter has been added to the lawsuit against Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC). In particular, it concerns the attacks on Palestinian journalists on the West Bank of the Jordan river.

In April, a lawsuit alleging illegal actions against Palestinian media workers on the part of Tel Aviv was filed with the International Criminal Court.

At the request of the deceased journalist's family, the lawsuit was supplemented with information about the Al Jazeera correspondent's murder.

The victim's family demands that the culprits be brought to justice.

As IMI reported, Palestinian journalist working for Al Jazeera Shireen Abu Akleh was killed on May 11 while filming a Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the west bank of Jordan river. Israeli military has been accused of murdering the journalist.

Abu Akleh received a bullet wound to the head. She was wearing a PRESS bulletproof vest. She was taken to hospital in critical condition, where she died shortly after. A reporter close to Abu Akleh, who was also wounded, said they were about to film an Israeli military operation when the troops suddenly opened fire without asking reporters to leave or stop filming.

Shireen Abu Akleh was 51 years old, she had been working for Al Jazeera for over 20 years.

The international organization Reporters Without Borders called the woman's murder a grave violation of the Geneva Conventions and demanded an urgent independent investigation into the circumstances of her death.

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