Three new arrests in the Alberto Rivera Fernández murder case

first_imgNews February 10, 2017 Find out more to go further China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting News News PeruAmericas News June 9, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three new arrests in the Alberto Rivera Fernández murder case RSF_en PeruAmericas center_img Organisation Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable December 4, 2019 Find out more Police on 29 May said that Samuel Gonzales Pinedo had ordered the murder of journalist Alberto Rivera Fernández. He had confessed to paying two men to “frighten” the journalist but not to kill him. He admitted asking for help from his cousin Erwin Pérez Liendo, who apparently lent his motorbike to the killers, who have still not been found. Police at the time believed it to be a crime of passion. On 3 June, Pinedo retracted and said that four people close to the Coronel Portillo council in the Pucallpa district were mixed up in the murder. On 8 June it was learned that two new suspects, both council officials, had been charged in connection with the investigation. The first, Roy Gavino Cullqui Saurino, employed by the press and public relations department of the Coronel Portillo mayor’s office, was arrested on 1 June. The second suspect, Martin Ignacio Flores Vásquez, was arrested on 4 June. He works for the municipal water and sewerage company in Coronel Portillo (EMAPACOPSA), the chairman of which is town mayor, Luis Valdez Villacorta. It was further learned that Erwin Pérez Liendo is currently being held and now suspected of hiring the two officials. The journalist’s family said they had been threatened and that some witnesses had been ruled out of the investigation. Receive email alerts Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Help by sharing this information April 1, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Perulast_img

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