“I condemn the killing of Abdul Hakim Shimul,” she said in a statement on Tuesday.
The Unesco boss also said: “I trust that the authorities will succeed in bringing the journalist’s killers to justice, which is particularly important to promote freedom of expression and deter violence against media workers.”
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Shimul was hit by a bullet fired by Shahjadpur Mayor Halimul Haque Miru during a clash between the supporters of Chhatra League President of Shahjadpur Government College unit Bijoy Mahmud and the supporters of the Mayor’s brother Pintu on February 2.
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He died the following day while being taken to Dhaka.
Shimul's wife filed a case against 18, including Mayor Miru, for the murder. Police arrested Miru from Dhaka’s Shyamoli area on February 5.