Body of radio presenter discovered 48 hours after going missing

first_imgNews 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reports News October 13, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Body of radio presenter discovered 48 hours after going missing Receive email alerts MexicoAmericas Follow the news on Mexico Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state May 5, 2021 Find out more The body of radio presenter Fabián Ramírez López who worked for regional radio La Magia 97.1 was found dead close to Mazatlán, Sinaloa, north-western Mexico, 48 hours after he went missing after leaving his home to go to work. The victim was found with his throat cut after an anonymous call was made to the radio station on the evening of 11 October. He also had injuries to his arms and the letters YTTS had been carved onto his back with a blunt instrument, the local press reported.It was also reported that his mobile phone and his papers were found on the body, appearing to rule out theft as a motive. “The motive for this murder remains to be established, but if the evidence does link it to his work it would make Ramírez the tenth media worker to be killed in Mexico since the start of the year”, Reporters Without Borders said.“Sinaloa state is, next to Chihuahua in the north, one of the most dangerous in the country”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said, pointing to 600 killings since the start of the year in this bastion of one of the country’s most dreaded drug cartels. “This means that the involvement of organised crime in his murder is highly probable”, it added. Ramírez had worked for La Magia 97.1 for five years before he disappeared without trace after leaving for work on 9 October. The most dangerous country for journalists on the American continent (see the investigation report “Behind the scenes of impunity”), Mexico is ranked 140th out of 173 countries on Reporters Without Borders’ 2008 world press freedom index. Help by sharing this information MexicoAmericas RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation News Related documents Mexico ReportPDF – 564.96 KB April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img

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