IAPA rejects investigation of elPeriódico ordered by Guatemalan Supreme Court

"The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) rejects the order of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) of Guatemala to investigate the newspaper elPeriódico for publishing a document on alleged acts of corruption in public administration. The organization claims the CSJ must investigate the integrity of the complaint, not the whistleblowers.

On September 27, the CSJ ordered an investigation against elPeriódico for publishing on July 25 a testimony collected by the Special Prosecutor's Office Against Impunity (FECI), which reveals the alleged commission of acts of corruption in the offices headed by Consuelo Porras, attorney general and head of the Public Prosecutor's Office. The order against elPeriódico was issued after the CSJ rejected a previous investigation against Porras, filed by the organization Acción Ciudadana."

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