People stage a silent rally for Japanese hostage Kenji Goto called "Kenji, You will be alive in our memories"
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Kenji Goto's friend: 'We are truly devastated'

A close friend of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto has given his reaction to the posting online of a video purporting to show his killing by Islamic State.

Japan has reacted with anger and defiance to the video, which appears to show the beheading of Mr Goto by an IS militant.

Mark Tchelistcheff told the BBC: "If this is true, one of the great lights of goodness has gone out in the world".

  • 01 Feb 2015
  • From the section Asia
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