MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.N. Human Rights company on Saturday condemned the killing of a web-based journalist in Mexico’s northern border state of Sonora.
Benjamín Morales Hernández ran a web-based neighborhood information website known as Noticias Xonoidag. On the location he lined local people occasions within the border city of Sonoyta, and typically reported on police and crime.
His household reported he had been kidnapped over the weekend and on Monday, his bullet-ridden physique was discovered on a freeway.
The rights workplace stated his abduction and killing mirrored the risks journalists face in Mexico. Press teams say 9 journalists had been killed in Mexico in 2020, the very best complete of any nation not at warfare.
Morales Hernández had reportedly complained of threats because of his protection of native election campaigns, however Sonoyta — situated throughout the border from Lukeville, Arizona — is situated in a area the place drug cartels regularly function.