PEN condemns the murder of journalist María Elena Ferral

The PEN Center of Guadalajara wants to manifest its most energetic condemnation for the assassination of the Veracruz journalist María Elena Ferral Martínez, who was the victim of this crime on Monday March 30 in the city of Papantla, state of Veracruz.

Likewise they exhort the Mexican authorities to undertake a rapid and exhaustive investigation to clarify the details of this assassination, including an effective gender perspective and the circumstances related to her professional work, since this event was obviously a new attack against freedom of expression. They also request consideration of all possible lines of investigation.

Finally, the Guadalajara PEN Center wishes to express its heartfelt condolence and solidarity with the family of María Elena Ferral Martínez, with her journalist colleagues and with all Mexican society.

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