CDHDF asks authorities to protect Rubén Espinosa's family

Mexico City Human Rights Commission (CDHDF) asked authorities to protect the family of photojournalist Rubén Espinosa Becerril, who was among five people found slain early Saturday in an apartment in Narvarte neighborhood in Mexico City.
The body of Espinosa had two gunshot wounds. (Photo: Archive / EL UNIVERSAL)
02/08/2015
12:39
Eduardo Hernández
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Mexico City Human Rights Commission (CDHDF) asked authorities to protect the family of photojournalist Rubén Espinosa Becerril, who was among five people found slain early Saturday in an apartment in Narvarte neighborhood in Mexico City.

The agency, chaired by Perla Gómez Gallardo, also expressed its deepest sympathy to Espinosa's family.

The CDHDF "expresses its concern about these events, which add to the more than one hundred journalists killed in the country, and calls on Mexico City authorities for a comprehensive investigation of the case."

The Commission added that Espinosa was assaulted by policemen along with a group of journalists in Xalapa on February 14, 2014 and that an investigation was opened in Veracruz.

The body of Espinosa had two gunshot wounds. He was found dead with four women, three of whom lived in the apartment in the middle-class Narvarte neighborhood near the center of the city, according to the Mexico City prosecutor's office. The fourth woman was a domestic employee, the prosecutor's statement said. It said identifications and cause of death were still being verified.

Veracruz has been a dangerous state for reporters. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 11 journalists have been killed there since 2010, all under Governor Javier Duarte, the most recent just a month ago. Two others, including Espinosa, were Veracruz journalists found dead outside of the state.

(With information from AP)

 

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