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Japan condemns killing of Abu Akleh, demands immediate investigation

This handout file picture obtained from a former colleague of Al-Jazeera's late veteran TV journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh (Akleh), shows her reporting from Jerusalem on June 12, 2021. (AFP)
This handout file picture obtained from a former colleague of Al-Jazeera's late veteran TV journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh (Akleh), shows her reporting from Jerusalem on June 12, 2021. (AFP)
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13 May 2022 06:05:52 GMT9
13 May 2022 06:05:52 GMT9

Arab News Japan

TOKYO: Japan strongly condemned the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the West Bank and demanded “an immediate thorough investigation conducted under serious cooperation of relevant authorities.”

An official statement issued on May 13 by the foreign ministry in Tokyo said Japan extends its sincere condolences to the bereaved family.

“Japan strongly expects that an immediate and thorough investigation will be conducted under serious cooperation of relevant authorities and stresses the need to bring those responsible to justice,” the statement said.

Japan also called for the “need to refrain from actions that escalate tensions in the region.”

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