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Mexican reporter Maria Teresa Montaño abducted, robbed, and threatened in Toluca

  • Source: CPJ
  • August 20, 2021

"On the afternoon of August 13, three unidentified men abducted [Maria Teresa Montaño Delgado], a freelance investigative reporter, as she attempted to board a public bus in a suburb of Toluca, the capital of the state of Mexico, according to news reports and the journalist, who spoke to CPJ in a phone interview.

The men held Montaño at gunpoint, blindfolded her, and brought her to several ATMs where they forced her to withdraw money; they then commandeered her car, drove to her residence, and stole her phone, laptop, voice recorder, tablet, and a box carrying personal documents and notebooks she used for her work, the journalist told CPJ.

The men threatened to kill Montaño if she reported the crime, and then drove her to the outskirts of Toluca, where they left her and stole her car; they detained her for about three hours in total, she said."

 

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