Father Francis van der Lugt Executed in Homs

Father Francis van der Lugt was executed this morning in Old Homs. Frans was a Dutch Jesuit priest that had worked in Homs since 1966, teaching youths how to grow crops amongst other things. He was beaten and shot in the head twice by the gunman.

 

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Francis van der Lugt repeatedly refused to leave Bustan al-Diwan. Photograph: AP

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/07/dutch-priest-shot-dead-homs-syria

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