York, April 30, 2012--Authorities must immediately investigate the murder of Mexican
journalist Regina Martínez Pérez, determine the motive, and ensure the
perpetrators are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said
body of Martínez was found in her home on Saturday evening in Xalapa, the
capital of the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz, according to news reports. She had been
badly beaten around the face and ribs and had been strangled to death, news
reports said. The state attorney general, Amadeo Flores Espinoza, said in a news briefing that it
appeared her TV, cellphones, and computer had been stolen.