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War on Press Rages on: Fifth Mexican Journalist Killed in Seven Weeks

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April 18, 2017
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Activists hold a sign reading "Truth isn't killed by killing journalists" (EFE)

Yet another journalist has been killed in Mexico, the deadliest place in the Western Hemisphere for media workers, bringing the toll of assassinated journalists in the country to five in just the last seven weeks.

Juan Jose Roldan, an LGBTQ rights activist and freelance reporter who previously worked for a local TV station and newspaper, was found dead Sunday morning with signs of torture in Calpulalpan, located in the south-central state of Tlaxcala, which is notorious for rampant human trafficking.

Authorities have not revealed the details of the state of Roldan’s body when it was found, but local media reported that the victim showed “signs of violence” and had blood on his face.

The state attorney general’s office has launched an investigation into the case.

Local human rights and press freedom organizations, including the Union of Journalists of Tlaxcala, have called for a speedy investigation into the assassination to bring the perpetrators to justice. Advocates in the LGBTQ community have called for the murder to be treated as a hate crime.

...Roldan is the latest in an alarming spate of killings of communication workers in Mexico in recent weeks, marking the fifth assassination of a reporter not only this year but in less than two months.

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