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Embassy Statement Condemning Attack Against Mozambican Journalist Matias Guente
January 2, 2020 – The Embassy of the United States of America in Mozambique strongly condemns the December 31 attack on Mozambican journalist and Executive Editor of Canal de Moçambique, Matias Guente. While we are unaware of the motives behind or perpetrators of this act, freedom of the press and freedom of expression are pillars in any democratic society and an attack on a journalist is a direct attack on these values.
We urge the police, attorney general, and other relevant Mozambican authorities to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation to ensure those responsible for this act are swiftly apprehended and subjected to the rule of law.
For more information about this press release, please contact the U.S. Embassy Maputo Press Office at MaputoPress@state.gov.