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Kidnapped journalist freed in northern Mexico

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  • August 12, 2010

By Ingrid Bachmann

Ten days after being kidnapped from his home in Zacatecas, Ulises González García was freed and then immediately hospitalized, reported Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The editor of the weekly newspaper La Opinión showed signs of having been tortured.

According to AFP, details of his kidnapping are unknown as his family did not want to speak about it.

EFE explained that the journalist's release came as observers from the United Nations and Organization of American States arrived in Mexico to examine violence against journalists.

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.

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