'ISIS must face charges at ICC'
Sanef is urging people to sign a petition against ISIS militants after another journalist was beheaded.
- International Criminal Court ICC
- US Secretary of State John Kerry
- ISIS militants in Syria
- John Kerry
- United States Secretary of State John Kerry
- ISIS militants
- Adriaan Basson
- Radical group ISIS
- South African National Editors Forum
- James Foley killed in Syria
- American journalist James Foley
- James Foley
- Steven Sotloff
- World Press Freedom Committee WPFC
JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) has called on government and other organisations to support a petition by the World Press Freedom Committee (WPFC) against ISIS militants, following the beheading of two American journalists.
Sanef's Adriaan Basson says the group must face charges in the International Criminal Court (ICC).
"Sanef is requesting organisations join the petition by the WPFC, to write to the ICC and will also appeal to the South African government to support this proposal."
At the same time, US Secretary of State John Kerry says his country will hunt down ISIS militants who murdered Sotloff and Foley 'no matter how long it takes'.
Speaking in Washington, Kerry condemned the killing of reporter Sotloff by - what he called - 'masked cowards'.
"It's a punch to the gut and the Unites States government, I want you to know, has used every single military, diplomatic and intelligence tool that we have and we always will."
Both men disappeared while reporting from Syria.