PPF condemns threats to journalist in Ecuador

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PPF condemns threats to journalist in Ecuador

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Lenín Moreno, President of Ecuador has expressed concern over the threats to the journalist Fernando Villavicencio.

PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has called on the government of Ecuador and security forces to take immediate action against such threats and provide security to the journalist Fernando Villavicencio and other threatened people.

According to Fundamedios – Andean Foundation for Media Observation and Study, the National Police on December 3, reported to the Prosecutor’s Office about a possible attack on journalist Fernando Villavicencio and the politician Cléver Jiménez.

On November 22, an anonymous source informed the Ecuadorian police about the possible criminal attacks on the public figures including journalist Fernando Villavicencio.

Since November 30, Villavicencio’s residence has remained in protection by a squadron of the GIR. Although the politician Jiménez informed Fundamedios that he believes the threats are fabricated. However, he has received security in his residence in the province of Zamora Chinchipe.