DAMASCUS, (SANA) – The Syrian Journalists' Union held the Arab League Ministerial Council the responsibility of terrorists' attacks against the Syrian media and its cadres.
In a letter addressing the Federation of Arab Journalists, the Union indicated o the assassination of journalist Ali Abbas, Head of the Internal News Department at the Syrian News Agency (SANA) , and the abduction of the al-Ikhbariya TV news team which consists of the newscaster Yara al-Saleh, cameraman Abdullah Tubara, Camera Assistant Hatem Abu Yehya and the driver Hussam Imad two days ago while they were carrying out their duty in covering events in Tal Mnin area in Damascus Countryside.
The letter underlined that these terrorists acts against the Syrian media and its cadres constitute a flagrant violation of the freedom of expression. It added that these acts contradict false slogans of those who call for freedom while their behaviors indicate that they are the enemies of freedom, reform and human rights and reflect the bankruptcy of the terrorist groups and those who support them in a coward attempt to silence the voice of truth, withhold right information and violate values enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Union called upon the Federation of Arab Journalists, the International Federation of Journalists, Arab and international organizations , Europe and the whole world to condemn these terrorist and criminal acts which violate rights and freedoms.
The letter called upon all parties concerned to exert efforts to release al-Ikhbariya TV news team, holding the abductors and those who support them responsible for their safety.