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IAPA urges investigation of murder and attacks against Colombian journalists

“The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) expressed concern and urged the Colombian government to investigate the murder of a journalist and the reports of attacks and threats against other reporters, registered in recent months.

On August 13, Abelardo Liz of the Nación Nasa Estéreo radio station in the municipality of Corinto, in northern Cauca, was assassinated. The 34-year-old journalist was covering a confrontation between the Public Force and indigenous communities in Corinto, when he was shot three times from the area where Army soldiers were.”

 

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