Mexico. – After the killings of journalists Yesenia Molinedo Falconi and Sheila Johanna García Oliveira Last Monday, May 9 this year, the organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned that, in less than a week, they had illegally deprived the lives of 3 communicators in Mexico.
Earlier this week, journalists Yesenia Molinedo Falconi and Sheila Johanna García Oliveira were shot dead while they were in a car parked at a convenience store in the state of Veracruz. The crime against the union came less than a week after the columnist’s murder Luis Enrique Ramirez Ramos In the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa State.
In a note titled “Mexico: Three New Murders of Journalists in Less Than a Week”, Reporters Without Borders emphasizes that, as of 2022, A total of 11 communicators have been killed In the Mexican Republic, Jose Luis Gamboa, Margarito Martínez, Lourdes Maldonado, Roberto Toledo, Heber López, Jorge Luis Gamboa, Margarito Martínez, Lourdes Maldonado, died in the first days of May, adding to the deaths of Yesenia Molinedo Falconi, Sheila Johanna García Oliveira and Luis Enrique Ramírez. Luis Cameron, Juan Carlos Muniz and Armando Linares.
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Noting that the Attorney General of the State of Veracruz (FGE) has launched an investigation folder to deprive journalists of their lives, the organization reports that, so far, it has not been able to establish a direct link between both the women’s journalistic work and their murders.
“RSF has not been able to identify a direct link between the work of these two journalists and their murder so far and therefore continues to document this double murder,” it says.
Similarly, Reporters collect statements made by Ramiro Molinedo, brother of “El Veraz” director Without Borders, who told Corriente Alterna that his sister had received anonymous telephone threats two weeks before she was killed by unknown persons in Veracruz. . He indicated, ordering them not to address the issues concerning the local police.
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“How many murders and broken families will it take for the Mexican government to prioritize the fight against journalists’ safety and impunity for these crimes? These three new cases complement President Andres Manuel López Obrador’s commitment to ‘zero impunity’. but also in the other 32 journalists killed since the start of his term,” said Emmanuel Colombi, director of the Americas Office. RSF Latin .
In addition, Colombia urged them Governments of Sinaloa and Veracruz As soon as possible, seek out those responsible for the murders, and prioritize their journalistic work as the cause of the crimes they were victims of.
3 journalists killed in less than a week in Mexico: RSF