Five suspects detained in Mexican journalist's killing

June 12, 2009 12:03 PM ET

We issued the following statement in response to a report in the Mexican daily Milenio today that five men were detained in connection with the May 25 killing of Eliseo Barrón Hernández, a reporter and photographer for the local daily La Opinión in the northern Durango state...

"We are encouraged by the detention of these five men who are reportedly members of a drug cartel," said Carlos Lauría, CPJ's senior program coordinator for the Americas. "We call on local and federal authorities to ensure that the investigation into Eliseo Barrón Hernández's murder is transparent and thorough, and that all those responsible are brought to justice."

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