COATZACOALCOS: A journalist was discovered decapitated Wednesday in a violence-plagued space of japanese Mexico, police stated, the newest in a string of killings in one of many world’s most harmful nations for reporters.
Hugo Gutierrez, safety minister and head of the police within the japanese state of Veracruz, condemned the “cowardly homicide” of Julio Valdivia, who labored for the newspaper El Mundo de Veracruz.
“In coordination with the state legal professional common’s workplace we’ll exhaust all assets to seek out these accountable,” he stated in an announcement.
Valdivia’s physique was discovered along with his motorbike on a practice observe in a mountainous space of the municipality of Tezonapa, based on his newspaper.
He’s the fifth journalist killed in Mexico this 12 months, in accordance media watchdog Reporters With out Borders, which urged the authorities to analyze whether or not the 41-year-old was murdered due to his work.
Mexico is often rated by the media watchdog as some of the harmful nations on this planet for journalists.
Greater than 100 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000, with solely a fraction of these crimes leading to convictions.
In a single uncommon such sentencing, a person convicted of ordering the 2017 homicide of distinguished journalist Miroslava Breach was condemned final month to 50 years in jail.