8 July 1996


Journalist kidnapped and beaten

On 23 June 1996, Oswald Alonso, a journalist with Radio Rama in
Cuernavaca, Morelos state, was kidnapped from his home by three
unidentified men. He was beaten and tortured for twenty four
hours, and released the night of 24 June in Teloloapan, Guerrero
state. A medical exam confirmed that Alonso had a dislocated
collarbone, a broken shoulder and bruises from beatings to several
parts of his body. Alonso was responsible for preparing
miscellaneous news items about Morelos state police for the radio
news program "Nuestras Noticias".

Recommended Action

Send appeals to the Interior Minister:

  • expressing fears for the safety of the journalist
  • urging that he do everything in his power to protect the
    journalist, and asking that an investigation be conducted into his

    Appeals To

    Excmo. Senor Emilio Chuayffet
    Secretario de Gobernacion
    Mexico, Mexico
    Fax: +525 546 5350/525 546 2631

    Please copy appeals to the originator if possible.

  • Source

    Reporters Without Borders
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    75002 Paris
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    Fax:+33 1 45 23 11 51
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