The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder on Monday of Mexican reporter Octavio Rojas Hernández in the state of Oaxaca and calls on authorities to investigate the killing, identify the motive, and bring those responsible to justice.
The Oaxaca attorney general’s office said in a statement that Rojas was lured from his home the 11th of august at around 5:30 p.m. by an individual who said he wanted to purchase a vehicle from Rojas. The individual then shot the journalist four times in front of his home.
Rojas had worked for two months as a reporter for the daily El Buen Tono in Córdoba, Veracruz state, according to news reports. He mostly covered the police beat, the reports said. He also worked as the communications director for the municipality of San José Cosolapa, Oaxaca, which borders Veracruz state, according to the Oaxaca attorney general’s statement.