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Colombian journalist denounces attack against him (+ Photo)

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Colombian journalist denounces attack against him (+ Photo)

Bogotá, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Journalist Julián F. Martínez of the La Nueva Prensa newspaper denounced coming under attack with firearms last night in Bogota.
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The newspaper tweeted blaming the Attorney General’s Office for the lack of safety of the staff of the newspaper, which is specialized in investigating crimes committed by officials.


Martínez’s security detail repelled the attack, but this is yet another of many attacks, threats and legal set-ups against the newspaper.

Gonzalo Guillén, founder and director of La Nueva Prensa, stressed that the police arrived one hour late at the scene and failed to carry out their duty of inspecting the scene, which constitutes yet another crime committed against Martínez.

Guillén specified that the attack was committed in the Salitre sector by hit men who arrived in a taxi to attack the journalist’s truck.

A number of persons rejected the attack, including editor, columnist and consultant Diego A. Santos, who pointed out on Twitter that the attack against Julián Martínez, in the middle of the capital, is a return to the terror of the 1980s and the ‘90s.

Also, Senator Gustavo Bolívar recalled that Martínez, together with Guillén, denounced a scandal of alleged vote buying for the 2018 presidential campaign of the current president of Colombia, Iván Duque, with the Colombian rancher and drug trafficker José Guillermo Hernández.


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