30 April 2013

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Condemns Killing of Somalia’s Deputy State Attorney


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General condemns the killing of Somalia’s Deputy State Attorney, Ahmed Malim Sheikh Nur, on 26 April in Mogadishu.  He expresses his sincere condolences to Mr. Nur’s family.  

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned that recent attacks in Mogadishu appear to target the judicial officials and the legal system as a whole.  He remains confident that such criminal acts will not undermine efforts to strengthen the rule of law in the country.

The Secretary-General reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to support and assist the Federal Government of Somalia, its institutions and the Somali people.

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