Mexico must continue to investigate Will death

We issued the following statement today in response to reports that a tribunal in Oaxaca state called for the release of Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno, who was charged last year for the 2006 killing of U.S. journalist Brad Will. The tribunal determined there was insufficient evidence to continue holding the suspect…

“We have no reason to object to the decision of the Mexican tribunal as we have seen no evidence against Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno,” said Carlos Lauría CPJ senior program coordinator for the Americas. “Our main concern is that the Attorney General’s Office now pursues other lines of investigation including disregarded evidence that implicate supporters of the Oaxaca government.”

Brad Will was killed on October 27, 2006 while documenting civil unrest in Oaxaca.