Carsten Thomassen laid to rest

January 24, 2008

Norwegians said a final farewell to the journalist Carsten Thomassen today. He was murdered, along with six others, at the Serena hotel in Kabul last week. The Norwegian Foreign minister, Jonas Gahr Støre, who was also in the Serena when Thomassen was killed spoke at the funeral,

“Carsten was living proof that a free press and investigative journalism are cornerstones of democracy.” Despite the tragic murder, he urged that terror not be permitted to silence free expression. link