authorities in Baja California Sur reported Sunday on detention «n» Hector Moreno, alleged alias homicidal journalist Rafael Murúa Manríquez, Santa Rosalía, material municipality of Mulegé.
In his Twitter account, the State Governor Carlos Mendoza said that Hector «n» is identified as the head of the square’s retail drug trade in the area of Santa Rosalía, and that his arrest was conducted by elements of the Ministry of marine and Ministerial Police of Baja Southern California.
«They continue investigations to arrest other people involved in the killing of journalist Rafael Murua Manriquez. This cowardly crime shall not be unpunished», noted the Governor.
I can confirm detention of»Hector», alleged murderer of journalist Rafael Murúa Manríquez. The @GobBCS ratifies its commitment to freedom of expression and the fight against impunity. Won’t stop to bring to justice all those involved in the unfortunate event – Carlos Mendoza Davis (@cmendozadavis) January 27, 2019 to be questioned by the press, the State Attorney said that they do not rule out any line of investigation, including the journalistic work of Murúa Manríquez has been the motive of the crime, although so far they have not confirmed any hypothesis.
January 21 reported on the murder of Murua, the first killing of a journalist in Mexico, in 2019.
Murua, who ran community radio Radiokashana, was in the custody of the Agency of Government protection for journalists and human rights defenders; He denounced threats, for his work as an informer.
«2 years he had been the victim of aggression and it had protective measures for the federal authorities,» said in a release the organization Article 19.
«Requiring the Federal protection mechanism accountable about the actions and omissions generated by that institution in the case, as well as to guarantee life, liberty, integrity and security of the family of Rafael Murúa, as well as nearby journalists to it», he added.
The 29 October 2018, recalled article 19, Murua published on your page «that was being threatened» by the municipal President of Mulegé, Felipe Prado, after publishing an article entitled «public security doesn’t care to Felipe Prado».
Mexico is the second most dangerous country in the world to practice journalism after Syria, with more than 100 journalists killed since 2000, according to reporters without borders.
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