26 November 2004

Alert

Suspect in radio host's killing turns himself in


Incident details

Apolinario Pobeda

journalist(s)

killed

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(RSF/IFEX) - Leonides Alcantara, a suspect in the killing of radio host Apolinario "Polly" Pobeda, surrendered to authorities in the city of Bansud, in Mindoro province (southeast of Manila), on 22 November 2004.

According to police superintendent Ricardo Padilla, who is in charge of the murder investigation, Alcantara is one of two gunmen who shot Pobeda on 17 May 2003. When turning himself in to Bansud Mayor Ferdinand Soller, Alcantara said a policeman had tried to kill him five days earlier and that he needed protection.



Source

Reporters Without Borders
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75002 Paris
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