The data used in this Monument is drawn from a database of attacks on the press compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Due to the time needed to verify each new case, it is possible that recent events have not yet been added to the Monument.
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Investigating the killing of Regina Martínez Pérez
The murder of Regina Martínez Pérez: An opportunity for justice
March 17, 2021
Our new report into the murder of Regina Martínez Pérez finds strong indications for obstruction of justice by local authorities.
Regina Martínez Pérez was a prolific journalist from the state of Veracruz in Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries for journalists. Since 2006, Veracruz has seen a particularly high rate of journalist murders, and on 28 April 2012, Regina Martínez Pérez was brutally murdered in her home in the city of Xalapa.
The police investigation into her murder has been heavily criticized by various experts and observers, pointing to significant anomalies in the official investigation. To address the many questions around the official investigation and in an attempt to uncover the truth around the murder, we conducted our own investigation into the case.
Our investigation team thoroughly reviewed the official case files (expedientes) and interviewed key witnesses. Findings from the investigation raise further questions concerning the accuracy and legitimacy of the official investigation into Regina Martínez Pérez’ murder. We also identified several leads that require further investigation.
We found strong indications for obstruction of justice by local authorities and now call on Mexican federal authorities to re-open and attract the case and bring the killers to justice.
Regina Martínez was a journalist. She was killed because of it. Now we have an opportunity for justice.
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