Newspaper owner assasinated

  • 2010-04-19
  • Oskars Magone

DAUGAVPILS - Reporters Without Borders has condemned the murder of Grigorijs Òemcovs, who was the victim of an apparent contract killing on 16 April in Daugavpils.

“We are both shocked and surprised by this murder,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Our thoughts are with Òemcovs’ wife and daughter, and we offer them our condolences. Carried out with remarkable professionalism, this murder is incomprehensible. Its motives must be identified. The killing of a journalist is always unacceptable and poses a threat to all the media.”

The press freedom organisation added: “We urge the Latvian authorities to pursue their investigation until the masterminds are identified. This murder must not remain unpunished”