Mexico recognizes it failed to protect journalist murdered three years ago

"On the third anniversary of a news website editor’s murder, the Mexican authorities have publicly acknowledged their failure to protect him and have apologized to his family.


Noticias Minuto a Minuto news site editor Gustavo Sánchez Cabrera was fatally shot by gunmen while riding a motorcycle with his son near Morro de Mazatán, a town in the southern state of Oaxaca, on June 17, 2021, after repeatedly reporting that he was being threatened in connection with his journalism and requesting federal protection.

The formal public apology that the government offered to Sánchez’s family on June 17 [2024], the third anniversary of his death, followed pressure from RSF and its local partners."

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