Mexican journalist Benjamín Morales Hernández was killed on Monday by unidentified persons in the town of Sonoyta, in the northwestern state of Sonora, as confirmed by the authorities, an event that has been denounced by the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) organization. .
The body of the journalist, director of the Xonoidag news portal, was found with several gunshot wounds in an area bordering the town of Caborca, as reported by the Mexican newspaper ‘El Universal’.
The identity of the victim has been confirmed by the family, after which the authorities have opened an investigation to try to clarify the event, without ruling out for now that he was killed because of his work.
RSF has indicated that “the journalist was taken from his home by an armed group and later assassinated” and has pointed out that there is evidence that Morales Hernández “had previously been threatened.” “We ask local and federal authorities to investigate the events and arrest those responsible,” he added.
“The state of Sonora has become a red flag for the press, with two journalists missing in less than a month: Jorge Molontzín and Pablo Romero Chavez,” the organization highlighted through a series of messages published through its account on the social network Twitter.
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