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Armed group kidnaps photojournalist in Sinaloa


Journalists from Mazatlán and Culiacán, Sinaloa, demonstrated to demand the appearance alive of the photojournalist Carlos Zataraín, who was deprived of his liberty by an armed group, in the company of two other people, and his whereabouts are unknown so far.

The armed group broke into a home and forcibly took three men, including the photojournalist for the Noroeste newspaper, and left a gagged woman inside the building.

According to the version of the newspaper, they were all inside a home in the Venustiano Carranza neighborhood, in Mazatlán, when a group of armed people arrived and began to argue with them.

The incident was recorded on Saturday at midnight, but the Northwest executives found out until Sunday morning and when they could not locate it on their institutional telephone, at that time they went to the South Zone Vice Prosecutor’s Office to file a complaint.

Colleagues of Carlos Zataraín demonstrated on the Mazatlán boardwalk and in downtown Culiacán to demand that the authorities expedite the searches and return him alive.

Local authorities have said they are already searching for the photojournalist, but have so far been unable to locate him.

When something like this happens we don’t have to do, we only get to the demonstration, as a resource of impotence, to demand justice, to demand this young man alive, because we cannot do anything else, what we can do as a union, it is an armed group, he comes and takes it, what can we do, we use tape recorders and now telephones to record, we are not evil people, journalists are not armed, “said María de los Ángeles Moreno, president of the June 7 Journalists Association.