The Shame of the Independent

The author William Shawcross has written a letter to the Independent newspaper complaining about their coverage of the death of Marla Ruzicka.
Sir: Marla Ruzicka was a brave and selfless woman who did an enormous amount in her short life for innocent victims of conflict. To run the story of her death under the splash headline “The senseless death of the woman who fought George Bush” (19 April) is totally misleading. She was murdered by a suicide bomber in Iraq. Your editorial rightly praised her work and you said her legacy “should put many politicians in America, and in our own country, to shame”. Yet you have no criticism for those who murdered her. That puts you to shame. WILLIAM SHAWCROSS, LONDON W2 (AJ)