Lithuanian documentarian Mantas Kvedaravičius was recently killed while attempting to leave Mariupol, Ukraine.
Berlin, April 4, 2022— In response to reports that Lithuanian documentary filmmaker Mantas Kvedaravičius was killed in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement, calling for those responsible to face justice:
“We extend our deep condolences to the friends and family of Mantas Kvedaravičius, who was killed while reporting from Mariupol, a city he had documented for years. His killers must be brought to justice,” said CPJ Program Director Carlos Martinez de la Serna, in New York. “Kvedaravičius is at least the seventh journalist killed since Russia invaded Ukraine. Russian and Ukrainian authorities must bring those responsible to justice, and guarantee the safety of members of the press covering this conflict.” Continue