23 October 2003


Shots fired at journalist's home in Sardinia

Incident details

Giovanni Maria Sedda


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(RSF/IFEX) - RSF has condemned an attack in the early hours of 21 October 2003 on the home of journalist Giovanni Maria Sedda in Gavoi, a village near Nuoro in Sardinia. Six shots were fired at the front door just before 1:00 a.m. (local time). Sedda was at home, but neither he nor anyone else was hurt.

Stressing that the attack could have had serious consequences, RSF called on the local authorities to do everything possible to identify those responsible and bring them to justice.

Sedda, the correspondent in Nuoro for the Sardinian daily "La Nuova Sardegna", told RSF he was sure the attack was an act of intimidation linked to his work. He recently wrote about a brawl that took place during a party in Gavoi on the night of 11 October in which a group of drunken individuals stabbed a man. A witness's car was later vandalised. People in the village held a march against violence on 20 October.


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