Reported murder of a Croatian hostage by ISIL in Egypt (Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Kawamura)

August 13, 2015

  1. 1 On the report of a Croatian hostage who was murdered by ISIL in Egypt on August 12th, the Government of Japan understands that the Government of Croatia is still working to confirm this act. If this report is true, the Government of Japan is infuriated by this inhumane and despicable act of terrorism and firmly condemns it.
    2 Acts of terrorism cannot be justified for any reason. Japan expresses its solidarity with the Government and the people of Croatia. Japan stands with Croatia and Egypt at this difficult time.