The family of slain American journalist
, Marie Colvin have filed a lawsuit against the Syrian government for the wrongful killing of their daughter.
This is following claims that she was deliberately “hunted down” and killed to silence her reporting.
According to the “wrongful death” lawsuit filed on Saturday in Washington by the Center for Justice and Accountability, relatives of the slain reporter claim agents working for the government of President Bashar al-Assad deliberately went after journalists and other media activists.
The claim, filed in US federal court on behalf of Cathleen Colvin, Marie Colvin’s sister, and Justine Araya-Colvin, the journalist’s niece, said Syrian officials launched a rocket attack on a makeshift broadcast studio in a neighbourhood of Homs.
The 56-year-old female veteran correspondent and New York native, was working for TheSunday Times, a British newspaper and had been reporting from the besieged Syrian city of Homs before the attack which also claimed the life of a French photojournalist Remi Ochlik on February 22, 2012.
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