American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot to death while reporting in the West Bank on May 11, 2022

“We insist that the Administration ensure a full and transparent investigation is completed and that justice is served,” Sens. Ossoff and Romney write to Secretary of State Antony Blinken 

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) are pressing for a full and transparent investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, an American journalist shot to death while reporting in the West Bank last month, and that justice be served for her death.

“The killing of a U.S. citizen and of a journalist engaged in the work of reporting in a conflict zone is unacceptable,” the Senators write in the letter. “All over the world, journalists pursue truth and accountability at great personal risk. Press freedom is a core American value, and we cannot accept impunity when journalists are killed in the line of duty. We insist that the Administration ensure a full and transparent investigation is completed and that justice is served for Ms. Akleh’s death.”

Before his election to the Senate, Sen. Ossoff produced internationally broadcast investigations of war crimes, official corruption, and organized crime. Since his election, Sen. Ossoff has championed press freedom at home and abroad. Sen. Ossoff pushed Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson during her confirmation hearings to reiterate her commitments to freedoms of speech and of the press.

Click here to read the letter.

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