12 March 2008

Alert

Ruling party sympathisers threaten to rape journalist in La Paz


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(IPYS/IFEX) - The senior management of "La Razon" newspaper reported to IPYS that on the night of 6 March 2008 one of their journalists - whose name they preferred to keep confidential - was surrounded and threatened by a group of the ruling party's sympathisers, while she was covering a violent clash between members of President Evo Morales's party and anti-government demonstrators in a square in La Paz, the capital.

The journalist identified Adolfo Cerrado as the instigator of the aggression; he and nine other men surrounded her and threatened to rape her after she took their photographs.

The journalist managed to escape with the help of a police officer.



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