Syrian journalist murdered with mother in Turkey
Orient News English reported that their English language editor Halla Barakat was found murdered in her apartment with her mother this morning in Turkey.
Barakat was a fierce critic of the violence in Syria and was investigating war crimes there. She was investigating abuses and torture of prisoners in Syrian prisons.
Here is Orient New English‘s report on the killing of Syrian Journalist Halla Barakat:
“U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON
September 22, 2017
Deaths of Arouba and Hala Barakat
The United States continues to seek a peaceful, political resolution to the Syrian conflict that can be supported, owned, and led by the Syrian people.”
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