Mexico

Aurelio Cabrera Campos

14 September 2016

The Director of El Gráfico de la Sierra, a regional weekly, was killed in the municipality of Huauchinango, Puebla State after being shot several times while he was driving his car. He was taken to hospital for treatment but died shortly afterwards.

The 56-year-old covered crime in La Sierra Norte, focusing on abductions and homicides. The authorities claimed the killing may be linked to personal problems but the General Secretary of the Sindicato Nacional de Redactores de Prensa (SNRP), an IFJ affiliate, accused the federal, state and local officials of trying to dismiss the journalistic activity of the victim as the prime motive for the crime.