A man holds a sign honoring Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin after a memorial service, outside St Martin in the Field in London May 16, 2012. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
Reuters: Family of killed U.S. journalist Marie Colvin sues Syria
The family of American journalist Marie Colvin, who died in Syria in 2012, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in a U.S. court, accusing the Syrian government of deliberately killing her.
Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Homs in 2012 while reporting on the Syrian conflict, now in its sixth year.
The lawsuit, filed in Washington on Saturday and seen by Reuters, said Syrian officials deliberately targeted rockets against a makeshift broadcast studio where Colvin and other reporters were living and working.
The suit alleged the attack was part of a plan orchestrated at the highest levels of the Syrian government to silence local and international media "as part of its effort to crush political opposition".
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Previous Post: Two Western Journalists Killed While Covering Syria's Civil War (February 22, 2012)
Update #1: Family Of U.S. Reporter Sues Syria Over Her Death In Homs (RFE)
Update #2: War reporter Marie Colvin was tracked, targeted and killed by Assad’s forces, family says (Washington Post)
WNU Editor: Was American journalist Marie Colvin targeted by the Syrian military .... I do not know. But what I do know is that during that time this blog was covering the Syrian conflict via through the eyewitness reports from about a dozen Syrian journalists, bloggers and vloggers .... but within a year they were all dead, in prison, or just simply disappeared.