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Colombian Journalist Assassinated for Investigating Femicide

The authorities announced on Thursday that a young journalist from Colombia who had been looking into a string of femicides in his area as well as other violent crimes had been killed, the third such incident in the previous seven months.

The 25-year-old victim, Luis Gabriel Pereira, was shot dead on Tuesday in the town of Cienaga de Oro in the northern Cordoba department “after being intercepted on a highway,” according to a tweet from Colombia’s interior minister, Luis Velasco.

He “recently reported on murders of women in the municipality,” the minister claimed, prompting this.The attack was carried out, according to the Colombian Foundation for Freedom of the Press (FLIP), by two males riding a motorcycle.

The foundation said he would be the third journalist killed in the last seven months, two in the department of cordaba if the murder is confirmed to be related to his work

Velasco called for the culpable parties to be apprehended and denounced the murder.

By Dorax Moraa


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