Journalist Ernest Mendezdirector of the newspaper ‘Tu voz’, was murdered in Guanajuato.
The organization Article 19 detailed that the crime It happened on Tuesday night colony hill tightMunicipality of Saint Louis of Peace.
Armed individuals broke into a bar Mendez’s family and was shot multiple times.
In addition to the journalist, three other people died and two more were injured, for which they were taken to a hospital.
The director of ‘Your voice’ had denounced threatswhich is why Article 19 demands that the case be attracted by the General Prosecutor of the Republic (FGR) and his informative work is considered as a possible motive for the crime.
According to the organization, with the homicide of Ernesto Méndez, there are 13 journalists killed so far in 2022, of which at least nine crimes were perpetrated in relation to the informative work of the victims.
We demand that the Mexican State act urgently to stop this phenomenon,” Article 19 demanded.
The journalists murdered so far in 2022 are Sheila Johana García Olivera, Yessenia Mollinedo Falconi, Luis Enrique Ramírez, Armando Linares, Juan Carlos Muñiz, Jorge Camero, Heber López Vásquez, Roberto Toledo, Lourdes Maldonado, Margarito Martínez, José Luis Gamboa and Fredy Lopez Arevalo.
With information from López-Dóriga Digital