A Journalist, Fredid Roman was shot dead in southern Mexico on Monday, the 15th victim in what is already the deadliest year on record for Mexican media workers.
Columnist Fredid Roman, who was also the founder and director of the La Realidad newspaper, was found with fatal gunshot wounds in his car in Chilpancingo, capital of the coastal Pacific state of Guerrero.
A few hours before his death, Roman published a long Facebook post titled “State Crime Without Charging the Boss,” in which he mentioned an alleged meeting between four officials at the time of the student’s disappearance, including former Mexican attorney general Jesus Murillo Karam.
Murillo Karam was arrested after the publication of the truth commission report last week in Mexico, while dozens of warrants were issued for suspects including military personnel, police officers and cartel members.
Twelve journalists have been killed in Mexico so far this year, according to the government, while the NGO Reporters Without Borders (RSF) lists nine. Some media outlets have put the figure at 15 or 16.