Orel Sambrano

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Colombia nabs alleged mastermind in Sambrano murder

August 23, 2010 4:50 PM ET

New York, August 23, 2010--The alleged mastermind in the 2009 murder of Venezuelan journalist Orel Sambrano, at left, was arrested Thursday in Colombia and is now facing extradition to Venezuela, local and international press reported.Colombian authorities arrested Walid Makled García in the city...

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CPJ hails conviction in Venezuelan journalist’s murder

May 21, 2010 4:49 PM ET

New York, May 21, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the conviction of a former police officer in connection with the 2009 murder of Venezuelan journalist Orel Sambrano in the northern city of Valencia....

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Venezuela arrests former police officer in Sambrano murder

February 24, 2010 5:58 PM ET

New York, February 24, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the arrest on Sunday of a man believed to have gunned down journalist Orel Sambrano in 2009 in reprisal for his reporting on drug trafficking, the local press reported....

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Venezuela

February 16, 2010 12:07 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments• Regulators strip licenses from critical broadcasters.• Government wages politicized investigation into Globovisión. Key Statistic 34: Private radio and television stations pulled from the air. After scoring a major victory in a February referendum that granted indefinite...

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Former police officer arrested in Venezuelan murder

March 24, 2009 3:53 PM ET

On February13, 2009, Venezuelan authorities arrested Rafael Segundo Pérez, a former sergeant for the Carabobo police, in connection to the January 16 killing of journalist Orel Sambrano, according to local news reports. Pérez is accused of working as a hired...

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Reporter who covered drugs, corruption is slain

January 20, 2009 2:32 PM ET

New York, January 20, 2009--A Venezuelan journalist who recently reported on drug trafficking and corruption was shot to death on Friday in Valencia, a city in the north-central province of Carabobo, according to news reports and interviews....

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