Mexican prosecutor charges three for attempted murder of journalist

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  • November 23, 2010

By Ingrid Bachmann

The Special Prosecutor for Crimes against Freedom of Expression initiated preliminary hearings in federal court for three individuals – two of them police officers – for their alleged role in attempting to kill a journalist, El Universal reports. For safety reasons, the journalist’s name has not been released.

The three suspects are Roberto Ortiz, Sergio Ángeles, and Jorge Luis Uribe. The latter two are police for the central Mexican city of Ecatepec and were also charged with possession of firearms that are restricted to military use, Notimex explains.

Elsewhere, in the western coastal city of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, 30 journalists protested against an attack on Diego Díaz Marcial, a reporter at El Sol del Itsmo newspaper, La Jornada reports. A school teacher allegedly told his students to attack the journalist during a parade for the centennial of the Mexican Revolution.

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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