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Dominican journalists receiving death threats

National Police chief Major General Manuel Castro Castillo has personally launched an investigation into a complaint made by journalists Juan Bolivar Diaz, Huchi Lora, Amelia Dechamps and Roberto Cavada, who say that they have received death threats.

Police spokesman Colonel Jacobo Mateo Moquete made the announcement via his Twitter account yesterday, Monday 2 February 2015.

The journalists say that they are being targeted in a hate campaign that ranges from defamation to death threats in order to stop them expressing their opinions on the Haitian issue. They say that the campaign is led by minority groups that are trying to take the country into conflict and cause serious problems and they deplore the fact that members of what they called “the senior hierarchy” are also contributing to the campaign.

Lora, Cavada, Dechamps and Diaz, four of the country’s most respected journalists, say that they all received death threats at the same time on 26 January, Juan Pablo Duarte Day in Santiago and Azua from a group calling itself the Patriotic Independent Movement.

Source: DR1, Eldia

February 3, 2015

Category: DR News |

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