9 July 1996


Armed assailants raid journalist's (f) home; threaten her

On 5 July 1996, seven armed men held up Fabiola Cancino de los
Santos (f) at gunpoint at her Mexico City home. Fabiola Cancino de
los Santos, a journalist with the daily "El Universal Grafico",
was in her home with family members, when the assailants forced
their way in. They searched the entire house and took some
valuables, before asking who among those present was Fabiola. Once
her identity was confirmed, one of the men told her: "If you
continue writing those little news reports, we'll kill you." ("Si
sigues haciendo esos reportajitos te vamos a matar".)

Fabiola Cancino de los Santos has written several articles on
social problems in Mexico City.

Recommended Action

Send appeals to the Interior Minister:

  • expressing concern at the incident and threats against the
    journalist as grave attacks on press freedom
  • asking that he do everything in his power to ensure the safety of
    Fabiola Cancino de los Santos and to conduct an investigation into
    the incident

    Appeals To

    Excmo. Senor Emilio Chuayffet
    Interior Minister
    Mexico City, Mexico
    Fax: +525 546 5350/525 546 2631

    Please copy appeals to the originator if possible.

  • Source

    Reporters Without Borders
    47, rue Vivienne
    75002 Paris
    rsf (@) rsf.org
    Fax:+33 1 45 23 11 51
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