UN Official Says Nothing Justifies Attacks on Journalists After Incident in Berlin

© SputnikBerlin building housing RIA Novosti reporters where a blast was heard on May 6, 2022
Berlin building housing RIA Novosti reporters where a blast was heard on May 6, 2022 - Sputnik International, 1920, 07.05.2022
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - Nothing can justify attacks on journalists, who should be able to work without facing intimidation and threats, Florencia Soto Nino, an associate spokesperson for the UN secretary general, told Sputnik on Saturday, following the discovery of an explosive device in a Berlin house lodging RIA Novosti journalists.
Someone threw a bottle into the window of one of the apartments housing Russian journalists in Berlin on Friday. An inspection of the building that followed found a suspicious object with a gas tank and wires, believed to be explosive. A German bomb squad confirmed it to be an improvised explosive device and deactivated it on the spot.
"We always want journalists to be able to do their jobs free of intimidation and threats of any kind. Nothing justifies actions against media workers anywhere. They should be respected," Soto Nino said, adding that all incidents against journalists should be investigated.
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