abducted Veracruz journalist found dead, the 11th during Duarte administration
by Lucio R.
Veracruz Journalists murdered during Javier Durate governorship
Mayor ordered his death, former police confesses to the killing
Moises Sanchez was a Veracruz
journalist who reported on corruption and organized crime for the newspaper La
Union.On the second day of the New Year,
gunmen invaded his home and abducted the reporter.
His body was found on
Saturday in the municipality of Medellin de Bravo, there were signs of severe
On Sunday, the attorney general of
Veracruz, Angel Luis Bravo, reported the capture of Clemente Noé Rodríguez, a former
municipal police, who said the murder was "commissioned" by Medellin mayor Omar Cruz Reyes. The confessed murderer revealed Sanchez was
killed the same day as his abduction.
Although the PGR agency reported a "positive" identification, those results were based on fingerprint comparison. Sanchez' son, Jorge Sánchez, mistrusts those results because of the poor condition of the body. The body had been decomposing for 22 days when discovered. The PGR agency has ordered DNA studies.
Because the mayor has immunity
from prosecution, he has not been arrested.A legal process is being conducted to impeach annul immunity.The same process was conducted in the case of
Mayor Jose Abarca of Iguala.It was
during that time that Abarca and his family fled.
2010 eleven Veracruz journalists have been murdered
From the date in 2010
when Javier Duarte de Ochoa took office as governor
of Veracruz, there have been 11 journalists murdered.
Names of Veracruz Journalists murdered:
Noel López Olguín,
Miguel Ángel López Velasco, Misael López Solana, Yolanda Ordaz, Regina
Martínez, Guillermo Luna Varela, Gabriel Huge Córdova, Esteban Rodríguez,
Víctor Manuel Báez Chino and Gregorio