Mexican journalist Humberto Padgett detained after asking for explanations about judicial case on alleged personal data leak

"Independent journalist Humberto Padgett denounced [on June 21] that he was detained by agents of the Secretariat of Citizen Security and held at the Public Servants Prosecutor's Office of the Mexico City Attorney General's Office (FGJ CDMX, for its Spanish acronym) for requesting explanations about the alleged shelving of a case that dates back to 2017.

In a series of messages and videos on his X account, he accused the head of government [of Mexico City], Martí Batres, and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador as being responsible for 'revenge' due to his journalistic work. [...] In its X account, the FGJ reported that the intervention of auxiliary police agents was requested to bring the journalist before a civic judge, 'when he verbally attacked and threatened an agent of the Public Prosecutor's Office [...].'

[Mexico City's judicial authority] confirmed that Padgett was presented before Civic Court 8, in the Cuauhtémoc district, where the judge declared '[...] the dismissal of the case. The journalist was not subject to any sanction.'"

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