Guatemalan Attorney General's Office accuses journalist José Rubén Zamora of money laundering and influence peddling, and seizes elPeriódico accounts

"The first hearing of well-known Guatemalan journalist José Rubén Zamora, scheduled for Monday morning, was suspended without a new date because the court has not transferred his file. At the same time that this news became known, elPeriódico, the newspaper founded by Zamora, communicated on its Twitter account that the newspaper's bank accounts were seized at the request of the Special Prosecutor's Office Against Impunity (FECI).


Zamora, who was arrested last Friday, July 29, has not had access to the file of the accusation against him, according to his lawyer on Monday. Zamora was arrested on Friday by security forces and sent on Saturday to a prison on charges of money laundering and influence peddling, which has generated growing protests from activists, politicians and journalists in the region."

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