Mexican Govt: Call off attacks on Freedom of Expression!
To: Rodolfo Ríos Garza, Attorney General for Mexico City, Ricardo Nájera, Special Prosecutor for Crimes against Freedom of Expression, and Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto:
We demand a full and independent investigation into the murders of the journalist Ruben Espinosa, human rights activist Nadia Vera, and three other women in Mexico City. The governor of Veracruz State, Javier Duarte, should also be investigated thoroughly and without delay. No more impunity for attacks against a free press in Mexico!
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Freedom of expression is under attack in one of Latin America's oldest democracies, and Rubén is the 14th journalist killed in the southern state of Veracruz under the administration of governor Duarte de Ochoa, who has made a number of threats against reporters. Almost none of these crimes have been solved.
But this case has sent thousands into the streets and set off an explosion in the national and global media. Now's the moment to show the Mexican government the world is watching, and demanding justice for journalists murdered for doing their jobs in Mexico.
Add your name now, and to drive the point home we'll recruit journalists worldwide to speak out, and plaster portraits of the victims across Mexico City and consulates worldwide, showing how Avaaz members everywhere stand with the freedom of expression fight in Mexico!