Eleven folks arrested after tried capturing of Mexican journalist5 hours in the past
Eleven folks have been arrested in Mexico’s capital in reference to an assault on a widely known journalist, Mexico Metropolis Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum mentioned on Wednesday.
Tv and radio host Ciro Gomez Leyva survived the Dec. 15 ambush by motorcycle-mounted gunmen who fired at his armoured automobile.
“Eleven folks associated to the assault on journalist Ciro Gomez Leyva have been arrested earlier this morning,” the mayor informed a information convention a day after a Mexico Metropolis summit joined by the leaders of Canada, Mexico and the US.
“The investigation continues to seek out the others accountable,” she added.
Ernestina Godoy, the Mexico Metropolis lawyer normal, informed the information convention the 11 arrested might be charged with tried homicide once they seem earlier than a decide.
Godoy mentioned authorities have been investigating whether or not the group, whose full identities weren’t disclosed, belonged to an organized crime cell.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador final month condemned the assault, however confronted backlash after he subsequently bashed outstanding journalists who have been essential of his administration.
Following the assault, almost 200 journalists, columnists and cultural commentators signed an open letter calling on Lopez Obrador to cease harassing essential media.
Mexico is without doubt one of the world’s deadliest nations for journalists, with 11 killed final 12 months, in response to Paris-based Reporters With out Borders (RSF).
Violence in opposition to the press in the course of the first half of Lopez Obrador’s time period grew 85%, in comparison with the identical interval of his predecessor’s time period, in response to RSF information.