Another reporter has been murdered in México. Dead is Ismael Díaz López
The Inter American Press Association condemned and expressed outrage at the murder and called on the authorities to undertake an urgent and exhaustive investigation to determine if the motive for the crime was related to his work.
Díaz López, a reporter with the newspapers Tabasco Hoy and El Criollo, was killed at his home in the Teapa municipality of Villahermosa, Tabasco state. Early in the morning unidentified persons broke into his house and attacked him with a knife. He died as he was being transferred to a local medical center.
The Tabasco state attorney general’s office wrote on its Twitter account that the investigation suggests that the most likely motive for the murder is linked to a family conflict, based on previously existing legal evidence.
Claudio Paolillo, chairman of the Inter American Press Association’s Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information and editor of the Montevideo, Uruguay, weekly Búsqueda, added, “This new crime plunges the journalistic activity in Mexico into mourning, and although there is no certainty as to the motive, it is important that there be transparency and due diligence in the investigations so that the case, like many others, does not go unpunished.”