jueves, 26 de agosto de 2010

Another Journalist Killed in Honduras

Tegucigalpa, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) With the death of reporter Israel Zelaya, 10 journalists have been murdered in Honduras so far this year, authorities reported Wednesday.
Zelaya's body was found with three gunshots to the head on Tuesday night, on a sugarcane plantation near the city of Villanueva, 200 km north of the Honduran capital, Security Ministry spokesman Leonel Sauceda said.

According to the official, Zelaya was kidnapped and moved by taxi to the area where he was murdered.

The 62-year-old commentator was working for the radio station Radio Internacional in San Pedro Sula in the Caribbean region. Three months ago, he had reported that a group of unidentified people people burned down his house.

His death brought the number of murdered news workers to 10. It is one of the sectors most affected by repression in the country since the 2009 coup d'etat.

Over 300 attacks on journalists were reported, including murder, abuse, intimidation, condemnation and even the shutting down of news agencies.

Just in the first half of 2010, nine journalists were violently killed, while others had to leave the country after being threatened.

Nevertheless, only two men are in jail for alleged links to these crimes.

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