Centre for Defending Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) condemned the terrorist attack that led to the death of the writer and journalist Nahed Hatter.
CDFJ said in a statement: “We are very shocked by the murder of a fellow journalist Hatter. We consider that the bullets that targeted him are aimed to each and every owner of a pen and a word.”
Nidal Mansour, the Executive President of CDFJ called for facing takfiri ideology that seeks to spread darkness and terrorism.
Mansour said; “the murder of Hatter targets pluralism and democracy in our society and seeks to spread obscurantism and terrorism.”
Mansour added; “even if we disagree with what Hattar says and writes, this is the time to stand united, steadfast against the terrorists who killed him and want to silence us. We will never be silenced. We will continue to defend the freedom of expression and the right of people to have a different views.”
Mansour called on the government to announce the outcomes of the investigation with the killer and those who support him and hold them liable for this despicable crime.
CDFJ offers its condolences to family of journalist Hattar, all his friends and Jordanians, calling for continued defense against freedom of expression.