BY English PEN

Journalist found dead in Mexico

According to forensic medical services, the body showed no gunshot wounds, and his death was declared to have been caused by suffocation as he was found inside a bag.

PEN Mexico is lending its support to the protest by journalists from various towns in Guerrero, who marched to demand that investigations into the murder be clear and open, and that the police quickly identify the whereabouts of the twelve armed men who kidnapped him when he arrived home last Thursday.

Jorge Torres Palacios acted as a Social Communications spokesperson for the state government in Acapulco, during the term of former governor Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo (2005-2011). He was the main presenter of the evening news on Radio y Televisión de Guerrero, where he was head of information. He also wrote columns in many regional newspapers.

PEN Mexico emphatically condemns the murders of Mexican broadcasters: a direct attack on freedom of expression in this country.

PEN Mexico calls on local and federal authorities to ensure that the investigations are clear and give the victim’s family the information they need.’

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Source: English PEN