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Soulagé par la libération du correspondant de la BBC à Gaza, Ban Ki-moon reconnaît le travail de "toutes les parties concernées" dans ce développement - Déclaration du Secrétaire général - Communiqué de presse de l'ONU Français

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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
Secretary-General
5 July 2007






SECRETARY-GENERAL, RELIEVED AT FREEING OF BBC CORRESPONDENT, CALLS

FOR EARLIEST RELEASE OF OTHERS SIMILARLY ABDUCTED, DETAINED


The following statement was issued yesterday, 4 July, by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is profoundly relieved at the release of BBC correspondent Alan Johnston after his ordeal of 16 weeks in captivity in Gaza.

He pays tribute to Mr. Johnston’s dignity and resilience in captivity.  He acknowledges the work of all parties concerned in securing Mr. Johnston’s release -- a crucial reminder of the need to protect not only the freedom, but also the security and safety, of the media around the world.

The Secretary-General calls for the earliest release, without conditions, of those abducted and detained in similar circumstances.
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