Mexico. – After the misfortune murder of three journalistsa cinallon, Luis Enrique Ramirez Ramosand two Veracruz, Yesenia Molinedo You Johanna GarciaAs well as all those who have been deprived of their lives, the senator of the republic, Mario Zamora Gastelum, presented a point of agreement before the plenary session of the Permanent Commission of the Congress of the Union. Condemn the facts.
He expressed that our country faces violence against journalists Which has been claiming many lives for decades, but in the last three years it has worsened.
The Sinaloa senator reported that just three years into the current government, 31 murders have been recorded as of December 1, 2018; 10 in 2019; 7 in 2020; 7 in 2021 and 8 till March of this year, adding to the figures of these three murders, a total of 11 journalists have been killed in 2012 so far.
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It should be noted that Senator Mario Zamora It has been an ally of journalists in the Senate, as it has been the voice to reveal facts that threaten such a noble and important cause.
It must be remembered that the MLA spoke out against cyber attacks on various news portals in September 2020 and even asked the Ministry of Public Security and Civil Protection to investigate the incidents; It has garnered attention and support in front of the FGR, SSPPC, CNDH, UN and IACHR in favor of journalist Felipe Guerrero, who has been a victim of cyber attacks and threats. Also, in February this year, before the rise of crimes against journalists, it introduced another point of agreement, requesting the creation of a commission to look into and monitor cases of violence.
He affirmed that the killings of people devoted to journalism become state crimes when their inability to prevent and administer and deliver justice. In view of this, he proposed to urge the FGR, the SSPPC and the National Guard, so that the trial of justice is speedy and speedy, with no line of inquiry left out.
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In addition, it was recognized that the SEGOB and the SSPPC report in detail on the progress and strategies of security mechanisms for journalists; proposed the creation of a bicameral commission to focus and monitor violence against journalists in Mexico; requested the presence of SEGOB chief Adan Augusto López before the plenary session of the Permanent Commission, so that he can report on security mechanisms for journalists; And I request SEGOB to assess the immediate dismissal of human rights defenders and the head of the Protection Mechanism of Journalists, Enrique Irazoc Palazuelos; The Journalists Guild’s demand and presumption preceded the allegations.
Finally, Mario Zamora gave a forceful call to all officials at different levels of government to stop hate speech and accusations against those who think differently or do not agree with his government; And that they guarantee freedom of expression and the full exercise of the freedom of the press.
Mario Zamora condemns murder of journalist Luis Enrique Ramirez