Dominican Republic

Napoleón Rojas

08 June 2014

The 52-year-old journalist died of injuries he had sustained during an attack on his office in which he was shot by allegedly former members of the police forces. According to family sources, Rojas suffered internal bleeding and underwent surgery but did not survive. Two people have been arrested in connection with the attack and are now on remand. The IFJ's Latin America and Caribbean group (FEPALC) issued a statement calling on the authorities to investigate the attack on Rojas and bring his killers to justice. Rojas had worked for several media , including Color Visión and Canal 9.