The bodies of the journalists killed in Burkina Faso will foreseeably arrive in Madrid this Friday at 9 a.m., according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Arancha González Laya, at a press conference.
“If all goes well, they will arrive tomorrow, Friday, at 9 in the morning,” the minister stressed after noting that “from the first moment” the Government put in place a device “to repatriate the bodies as soon as possible so that their families can say their last goodbye. “
The corpses of David Beriáin and Roberto Fraile will be repatriated on a Ministry of Defense flight in which that of the murdered Irish citizen will also travel along with the Spanish, the conservationist Rory Young, co-founder of the NGO Chengeta Wildlife, dedicated to combating poaching. .
González Laya stressed that the Government has asked the Burkina Faso authorities “to investigate the facts, to clarify them and to identify those responsible so that they can be brought to justice.”
“We do not want events like these, terrible, to fall into oblivion or impunity,” he stressed. The minister also took the opportunity to pay “a very heartfelt tribute” to journalists who work “sometimes in very difficult situations to investigate, report and bring us closer to a reality that is sometimes very painful.” Journalists who work to “approach and denounce very difficult realities, often putting their lives at risk”, as in this case on the “defense of nature and biodiversity and the most vulnerable populations”.
“You do it in the name of democracy and the promotion and protection of rights and freedoms, and I take this opportunity to pay you a small tribute,” concluded González Laya.