Honduras newspaper source murdered

Posted on January 17, 2012



Honduras lawyer who revealed to a newspaper that police were torturing detainees was killed three days after the story was published.

José Ricardo Rosales was shot dead on 17 January after telling the newspaper El Tiempo of police mistreatment of prisoners in the coastal city of Tela, in northern Honduras.

According to the paper, 74 lawyers have been killed in Honduras in the last three years and 17 journalists have been killed since 2010.

SOURCE: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2012/jan/20/press-freedom-honduras