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Journalists Killed in 1997 - Motive Unconfirmed: Hernández Pérez

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1998
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1997 - Motive Unconfirmed: Hernández Pérez, January 1998, available at: [accessed 17 October 2017]
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Radio Campesina
July 16, 1997, in Tiquisate, Guatemala

Pérez, a newsreader at Radio Campesina in Tiquisate, Escuintla, was ambushed by a group of heavily armed men as he was leaving the station in the morning and killed instantly by gunfire. Another employee of the station, Haroldo Escobar Noriega, a messenger, was also killed. The motive for the murders is not known.

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