Arrested Peruvian journalist freed after nearly three months in prison

By Liliana Honorato

On Tuesday, July 10, Peruvian journalist Rudy Palma was released from prison where he was held for two-and-a-half months after allegedly illegally hacking into the emails of public officials, reported the newspaper Perú21.

At the end of April, Palma was arrested and fired from Perú21 for lack of ethics. The judge in charge of the case decided to free let the journalist as long as he adheres to certain restrictions, reported the Radio Nacional del Perú.

According to the newspaper La República, the investigation will continue and the journalist will not be allowed out of the country and will have to sign a parole registry every month. When leaving jail, Palma's message to journalists was “work well using all possible journalistic ethics," added La República.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.