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Honduran Human Rights Advocate Sees Effort to Justify Militarization in Journalist's Killing

LADB Article ID: 79061
Category/Department: Honduras
Date: 2013-08-22
By: George Rodríguez

On the morning of July 9, a gruesome finding shocked this country, however used to violence it may be. The dismembered body of Honduran television journalist and university professor Aníbal Barrow was found more than two weeks after the victim was kidnapped. The murder prompted an outcry from two international journalists' organizations and the Comité de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos en Honduras (COFADEH). Barrow’s homicide fits in a trend of selective killings, aimed not only at journalists but at lawyers and teachers as well, COFADEH directo Bertha Oliva said.

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