Amnesty International: ‘Dark day for freedom of expression’ as gunmen attack satirical newspaper

JANUARY 7, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) This morning’s deadly attack by gunmen on the Paris office of the newspaper Charlie Hebdo is a chilling assault on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

The attack, allegedly carried out by masked gunmen who fled the scene after engaging in a gunfight with police, reportedly left 12 people dead and several more wounded at the newspaper’s office.

“This is a dark day for freedom of expression and a vibrant press culture. But above all, it is an appalling human tragedy,” said Stephan Oberreit, Director of Amnesty International France.

SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY- LEBANON