Mexico City, March 9, 2017 – “We commend Mexican authorities for the conviction of the murderer of Oaxaca journalist Marcos Hernandez Bautista. We encourage authorities to continue investigating the case and ultimately arrest and sentence the mastermind behind this murder and all other crimes against freedom of speech. Among these, the case of Cecilio Pineda, who was murdered last. His work as a journalist was critically important to inform the community of Tierra Caliente—and the world—of the conflicts and crime in the region. It is positively necessary for authorities to carry out a thorough investigation and bring those responsible to justice.”
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