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Mexican media under threat after journalist killed in the capital


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Mexican media under threat after journalist killed in the capital

Campaigners have gathered outside government offices in the state of Veracruz, Mexico to condemn the investigation into the murder of a journalist and four women.

Rubén Espinosa was found with gunshot wounds along with four women in an apartment in Mexico City over the weekend.

Espinosa had recently fled Veracruz where he felt under threat, according to the investigative magazine Proceso

Police say one person has been arrested in connection with the killings.

However, activists accuse Veracruz governor Javier Duarte of being behind the murders.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 11 have been killed in Veracruz since 2010.

Two other Veracruz journalists have been found dead outside the state.

The governor said he “lamented” the deaths and supported the police in their investigation.

Advocacy group Article 19 published a warning on June 15 saying Espinosa was being tailed and harassed in Veracruz.

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