NEW YORK, 17th February, 2016 (WAM) — Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, has condemned the shocking murder, verified on 15th February, of Amer al-Kaissy, an Iraqi national who served as liaison officer for the United Nations Mission in Iraq in Diyala, Iraq.

Mr. al-Kaissy, who was abducted in Diyala Governorate in April 2015 by unidentified persons, distinguished himself as a courageous and dedicated UNAMI staff member.

The Secretary-General called on Iraqi authorities to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous crime are held accountable. He conveyed his heartfelt condolences to Mr. al-Kaissy’s family.