Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says it is investigating the killing of a journalist in Veracruz, an eastern state that has been the site of many journalists’ slayings in recent years.
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Reporters Without Borders on Monday condemned the killing of Manuel Torres. The group says Torres worked as a freelance reporter and also for the city government in Poza Rica.
Torres was killed Saturday by a single shot to the head as he returned home. Until 2014, he was a local reporter for TV Azteca. He also maintained a news website. More recently he also worked for a city councilman.
The state prosecutor’s office says it will investigate the murder.
At least 16 journalists have been killed in Veracruz since 2010 and three others have disappeared.