Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Peru: Radio Presenter Receives Death Threats

A radio presenter has reported receiving multiple anonymous phone calls threatening him with death for his involvement in publicising the images of the torture that took place at Minera Majaz in 2005. His name is Julio Vásquez Calle; I'm going to assume that this is the same man who was himself one of the victims of the attack, although his second surname isn't given in the original report. Human rights organisation FEDEPAZ have condemned the threats. It's a timely reminder that while denouncing atrocities is something some of us bloggers can do on our warm sofas without a care in the world, it's still a highly dangerous business in many areas in Latin America.

Periodista de Radio Cutivalu es amenazado de muerte por denunciar torturas en Majaz (CNDDHH)

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