Rubén Pat

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Journalists protest for the murder of colleague José Guadalupe Chan Dzib outside the City Hall in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo state, Mexico, on June 30, 2018. Chan was shot dead on June 29 in Sabán, in Quintana Roo. (AFP/Joel Tzab)

Mexican journalist killed in Quintana Roo

Mexico City, July 5, 2018–Authorities in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo must immediately undertake a swift and credible investigation into the shooting death of journalist José Guadalupe Chan Dzib and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Chan Dzib was shot and killed by an unknown assailant in…

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In this file photo, municipal police block a street in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, January 17, 2017. (Reuters/Victor Ruiz Garcia)

Mexican journalist says he was attacked, threatened by police

Mexico City, June 29, 2017–Mexican authorities should swiftly and credibly investigate the alleged assault of journalist Rubén Pat, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Pat, the co-founder of the online news resource Semanario Playa News, told CPJ that police beat him, detained him overnight, and threatened him for his reporting.

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