Reporters Without Borders (RWB) condemned on Monday the murder of Radwan Al-Gharyani, 44, the owner and manager of radio Tripoli FM, whose body was found east of Tripoli's Ghut Romal suburb last night.
In a statement, the organization called on the Libyan authorities to investigate this murder without delay in order to establish the motives and identity of those responsible, who must be brought to justice.
The statement added "given the current climate of violence against news providers, it is important that the investigators do not rule out the possibility that the murder was linked to the victim's journalistic work." More than two years after the revolution that toppled Muammar Gaddafi's authoritarian regime, the situation in Libya is still highly charged and unstable, and journalists continue to be exposed to a constant threat of violence in the course of their work, the statement said.
RWB reminded the Libyan government of its national and international obligations toward respect for fundamental freedoms.
RWB also urged the Libyan authorities to take all necessary measures to guarantee the protection of journalists working in Libya and to end the prevailing impunity.
Last night, police patrol discovered the body of Al-Gharyani who had been shot four times, with no indication as to the identity and motives of those behind Al-Gharyani's death