Moises Sanchez: Decapitated body of abducted Mexican journalist found in a ravine

Moises Sanchez: Decapitated body of abducted Mexican journalist found in a ravine

The decapitated body of a journalist who was abducted by armed men three weeks ago has been discovered in the east of Mexico. Officials claimed that a former police officer had admitted carrying the killing of the reporter at the request of the town’s mayor.
Officials said the mutilated body of Moises Sanchez was discovered on Saturday on the outskirts of the town of Medellin de Bravo. Mr Sanchez was a social activist who also published a weekly newspaper, La Union, which covered local government corruption and violent deaths, as well as printing citizen’s complaints, according to the Associated Press.
The disappearance on January 2 of the reporter had sparked protests in the state of Veracruz, where at least 11 journalists have been killed since December 2010. It is one of the most perilous places in Mexico for reporters to work.
“Veracruz authorities have a history of denigrating the activities of local journalists and a miserable record of impunity in cases of crimes against journalists,” Carlos Lauría, of the Committee to Protect Journalists, said at the time of his disappearance.
Independent

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