Colombian Prosecutor's Office accuses alleged kidnapper of journalist Jineth Bedoya

  • Source: DW
  • December 16, 2021

"The Attorney General's Office of Colombia" accused the trainee prison guard of the National Penitentiary and Prison Institute (Inpec) Marco Javier Morantes Pico as allegedly responsible for the crime of simple aggravated kidnapping, in relation to the violent acts against the journalist."

Bedoya, the now editor of special issues for the Bogota newspaper El Tiempo, was kidnapped and sexually assaulted on May 25, 2000 while conducting a journalistic investigation into arms trafficking inside the La Modelo prison in Bogotá, which involved members of the now demobilized United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC). "

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