Japanese Media Report: Journalist Shot Dead At Close Range By Authority In Burma

Warning: video contains graphic content I don't have a translation for this but you don't really need it. A Japanese journalist recording on camera

Warning: video contains graphic content

I don't have a translation for this but you don't really need it. A Japanese journalist recording on camera the carnage in Burma was shot at point blank range by a uniformed gunman.

Times Online (UK): Footage capturing the last, terrible seconds of Kenji Nagai’s life has been aired on Japanese television – horrifying a nation and raising official suspicion that the 50-year old photo-journalist was murdered by Burmese troops (writes Leo Lewis in Tokyo).

The shaky, indistinct moments of footage appear to show Nagai, who was on the edge of a crowd of panic-stricken demonstrators, shoved violently to the ground by a soldier and shot dead at point-blank range.

The crowd flees, leaving behind a visibly agonised figure believed to be Nagai – dressed casually in shorts and flip-flops – on his back in the street. In his right hand is a video camera, held above the ground to protect it from the fall.

A loud crack is audible as a soldier points his rifle at the prone figure before launching himself at the dispersing crowd of protesters. Read more....


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