MOSCOW, August 1. /TASS/. OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Desir has stated on Wednesday that he is "deeply saddened and shocked" by the killing of Russian journalists Alexander Rastorguyev, Kirill Radchenko and Orkhan Dzhemal in the Central African Republic (CAR).
"Deeply saddened and shocked by killing of Russian journalists, cameraman Kirill Radchenko, documentary director Alexander Rastorguyev and war correspondent Orkhan Dzhemal, in the Central African Republic. My sincere sympathies and condolences go out to their families and colleagues," Desir tweeted.
On Tuesday, the Russian Embassy in the Central African Republic reported the murder of three people near the town of Sibut, north of the CAR capital Bangui. The Russian Foreign Ministry later reported that journalist passes for Kirill Radchenko, Alexander Rastorguyev and Orkhan Dzhemal were found with the bodies that were discovered on July 30. Based on this fact, the Russian Investigative Committee launched a criminal case under the article "Murder."
The editor-in-chief of the radio station Ekho Moskvy, Alexei Venediktov, earlier told TASS that war correspondent Orkhan Dzhemal, cameraman Kirill Radchenko and documentary director Alexander Rastorguyev worked in the CAR on a documentary. Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova affirmed that the relatives of the deceased will be provided all the necessary help.