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Mali/deaths of two journalists

Published on November 4, 2013
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, November 2, 2013

The French President was appalled to learn about the deaths of two Radio France International [RFI] journalists, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, in northern Mali. He expresses his outrage at this despicable act.

He shares the families’ grief and extends a message of solidarity to RFI’s whole editorial team.

Tomorrow morning, the Head of State will convene the ministers concerned to establish precisely, in conjunction with the Malian authorities and UN forces, the circumstances of these murders./.

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