Dominican Republic court criticized for dropping charges against suspects in journalist's killing

The organization Reporters without Borders expressed concern that charges were dropped against the suspects in the killing of a journalist, cameraman Normando García, who was killed in the Dominican Republic on Aug. 7, 2008, reported the organization.

On March 1, a Dominican court dropped charges against businessmen Jaime Flete García, José Amauris Santiago, and José Agustín Espinal for the killing of the journalist. However, Reporters Without Borders claimed that the court dismissed the testimony of the main investigator of the case, questioning whether the judges were forced to drop charges.