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Journalists Killed in 1993 - Motive Confirmed: María Carlin Fernández

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1994
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Peruvian Radio and Television Network
December 10, 1993, in Chimbote, Peru

Fernández, former anchorwoman for the local channel of Peruvian Radio and Television Network, was shot dead in a restaurant in Chimbote, on the northern coast of Peru. She had received threats after she began investigating the death of a cousin who was killed in a bar brawl that involved an army intelligence officer. The police claimed that Fernández was the victim of a botched robbery, but the fact she was shot 11 times in the back belies this explanation.

Job:Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered:Corruption, Human Rights
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials
Taken Captive:No


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