[Mexico] News website editor shot dead in Chihuahua

English PEN joins the Writers in Prison Committee of PEN International in protesting the murder of website editor and reporter Jaime Guadalupe González Domínguez, who was shot dead in Ojinaga, Chihuahua state, on 3 March 2013. PEN calls for a thorough investigation into his murder and for those responsible to be brought to justice. It also calls on the Mexican government to take urgent measures to ensure that the ‘federalisation’ of crimes against journalists and freedom of expression becomes effective.

For more information on the murder of Jaime Guadalupe González Domínguez, please visit the PEN International website.

TAKE ACTION

Please send appeals:

  • Calling for a full and impartial investigation into the murder of website editor and reporter Jaime Guadalupe González Domínguez, and for the perpetrators to be brought to justice;
  • Urging the Special Prosecutor for Crimes against Freedom of Expression (FEADLE) to take up the case;
  • Asking that federal authorities including FEADLE are empowered to investigate and prosecute crimes against journalists and freedom of expression, by ensuring that all necessary secondary laws are passed in order to implement fully the amendment to Article 73, Clause 21 of the Mexican Constitution, including making the necessary changes to the Federal Penal Code, the Federal Code on Penal Procedures and the Organic Law of the Federation’s Judiciary;
  • Calling on the Mexican authorities to ensure as a matter of urgency that FEADLE is allocated sufficient financial, material and human resources in order to carry out its work;
  • Urging the authorities to do more to tackle the widespread corruption at local and state levels that slows and often prevents proper, objective investigations into the murders of journalists and writers, and perpetuates impunity.

Appeals to:

President

Lic. Enrique Peña Nieto
Presidente de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Residencia Oficial de los Pinos Casa Miguel Alemán
Col. San Miguel Chapultepec, C.P. 11850, DISTRITO FEDERAL, México
Fax: (+ 52 55) 5093 4901/ 5277 2376
Email: enrique.penanieto@presidencia.gob.mx
Salutation: Señor Presidente/ Dear Mr President

Messages can also be sent via the Presidency’s website.

Attorney General of the Republic

Lic. Jesús Murillo Karam
Procurador General de la República
Av. Paseo de Reforma No. 211-213, Piso 16
Col. Cuauhtémoc, Delegacion Cuauhtémoc
México D.F. C.P. 06500
Fax: + 52 55 53 46 0908 (if a voice answers, ask “tono de fax, por favor”)
E-mail: ofproc@pgr.gob.mx
Salutation: Señor Procurador General/Dear Attorney General

Messages can also be sent via the Attorney General’s website.

State Attorney General

Lic. Carlos Manuel Salas
Fiscal General del Estado de Chihuahua
Calle Vicente Guerrero 616 Col. Centro
Chihuahua, Chihuahua
Tel: +52 614 429 3385 (switchboard: +52 614 429 3300)
Fax +52 614 415 0314
Email: csalas@chihuahua.gob.mxSalutation: Señor Fiscal General del Estado de Chihuahua/Dear Chihuahua State Attorney General

Messages can also be sent via the State Attorney General’s website.

Special Prosecutor for Crimes against Freedom of Expression

Lic. Laura Angelina Borbolla
Fiscal Especial para la Atención a Delitos cometidos contra la Libertad de Expresión (FEADLE)
Procurador General de la República – Subprocuraduría de Derechos Humanos
López 12, primer piso
Colonia centro, Delegacion Cuauhtémoc
México D.F. C.P. 06500
Fax: + 52 55 53 46 0908 (if a voice answers, ask “tono de fax, por favor”)

Electronic messages can be sent via the Attorney General’s website.

Please also send copies of your appeals to the Mexican Embassy in the UK.

His Excellency Mr Eduardo Medina-Mora
16 St George Street
London
W1S 1FD
Fax: +4420 7495 4035
Email: mexuk@sre.gob.mx

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Cat Lucas is English PEN's Writers at Risk Programme Manager

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