Guatemala: Two Journalists Murdered in Apparent Execution

HeadlineFeb 09, 2018

In Guatemala, press freedom groups are demanding swift government action, after a pair of journalists was found murdered in an apparent execution. On February 1, the bodies of Laurent Ángel Castillo Cifuentes and Luis Alfredo de León Miranda were found in a field near the town of Santo Domingo. Their hands and feet were bound, and both had been shot in the head. In a statement, the Committee to Protect Journalists said the killings will “further chill the climate for press freedom in Guatemala, where journalists work with constant fear of intimidation and violence.” The Association of Journalists of Guatemala reported 11 media workers were killed in the Central American country last year.

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