TeleSur demands, in the strongest terms, the immediate release of its collaborator David Segarra, captured after the Israeli military attack and massacre on a humanitarian fleet headed for Gaza.
We exhort the civil and military authorities of Israel to safeguard his physical safety and all his rights.
With other colleagues, David Segarra joined the flotilla in journalistic capacities. His informative reports, in the days before the massacre, demonstrate the peaceful character of the flotilla’s mission.
We issue a call to safeguard the free exercise of our work, under the principle of truth and the freedom of expression.
Caracas, 31 May 2010
The original communiqué was published by TeleSur on 31 May 2010. Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com).