Stan Storimans

Beats Covered:
Local or Foreign:

Storimans, a 39-year-old Dutch cameraman who worked for the
Hilversum-based television channel RTL Nieuws, was killed in an attack in the
central Georgian city of Gori.
His colleague, reporter Jeroen Akkermans, suffered shrapnel wounds to his leg
and was hospitalized in a Tbilisi
clinic, Jaspir Teijsse, a spokesman for RTL Nieuws, told CPJ.

Storimans and Akkermans had traveled from Tbilisi to Gori early on August 12 to report
on overnight strikes by Russian forces, Teijsse said. The reporters were with
five others in Gori’s town square when they were struck by the blast at about 8:30 a.m.

A Dutch government probe found that a Russian cluster bomb
was the source of the attack, prompting protests from that country’s foreign
minister, Maxime Verhagen, according to international press reports. The
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs disputed the finding.