CPJ urges Guatemalan authorities to ensure a fair retrial for journalist José Rubén Zamora

  • Source: CPJ
  • November 13, 2023

"The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Guatemalan authorities to respect journalist José Rubén Zamora’s right to a fair trial in his retrial, which a Guatemala court on Monday [Nov. 6] scheduled for Feb. 5, 2024.

'Jose Rubén Zamora has endured detention and punitive legal proceedings simply because he dared to report on corruption,' said Cristina Zahar, CPJ’s Latin America and the Caribbean program coordinator. 'Guatemalan authorities must ensure that the upcoming trial is conducted impartially and in line with international standards, respecting Zamora’s rights as a defendant.'"

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