Carlos Mejía Orellana

11 April 2014

The journalist for Radio Progreso was reportedly murdered at his home by unknown attackers who stabbed him several times.

Orellana had been at the station for three years and was among the fifteen employees who had been receiving death threats since 2009, according to reports quoting the radio’s director, Ismail Moreno. The threats followed the Radio Progreso's opposition to the 2009 coup which overthrew the government in Honduras.

The Inter-American Commission for Human Rights had on three occasions requested the authorities to protect Orellana in 2009, 2010 and 2011, Moreno reportedly said, accusing the government of ignoring his appeals and the threats he received and thus putting his life in danger.

Source. RSF