PPF condemns murder of Mexican journalist

PPF condemns murder of Mexican journalist

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico has expressed deep concern over the murder of Francisco Romero, a Mexican journalist and the editor of the online media Ocurrió Aquí.

PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the brutal murder of journalist and called on the authorities to immediately investigate the matter and hold those responsible behind this heinous act.

According to the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), on May 16, the body of Romero, was found near a bar in the beach town of Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo state. The body of journalist showed marks of beating and a bullet injury in the head.

Romero on his Facebook page, complained that he had received threats after which he was embraced in the National Mechanism of Protection of Journalists and Human Rights Defenders.

Romero, also known as “Ñaca ñaca,” was a correspondent of the daily newspaper El Quintana Roo Hoy and of the online weekly Playa News.