Luis Martín Sánchez Íñiguez Wiki – Luis Martín Sánchez Íñiguez Biography
Luis Martín Sánchez Íñiguez, 59, worked for La Jornada and had been missing since Wednesday. His death is being treated as a murder linked to his work, in one of the most dangerous countries for journalists. Sánchez is one of three journalists who have been kidnapped in the state in recent days. His body was found Saturday in the town of El Ahuacate, near the city of Tepic, the prosecutor’s office said, a day after his wife filed a missing person report. Two messages were taped to his chest, but authorities have not revealed what they said. Sánchez is believed to have been killed between 24 and 48 hours before his body was found.
Luis Martín Sánchez Íñiguez, was 59 years old.
Body of a missing Mexican journalist discovered
His disappearance came a day after a teacher and former reporter went missing on his way to work. The whereabouts of the man, named Osiris, are unknown. The third person to go missing was a man named Jonathan, who authorities say was abducted Friday but was later found alive and “in good health.” Sánchez’s death has sparked outrage both in Mexico and internationally. The Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights has called on the authorities to clarify what happened. “We demand justice for Mexican journalists!” the group wrote on social media.
The Americas branch of the Committee to Protect Journalists is among the other human rights groups that have also condemned the killing. Sánchez is not the first journalist to be attacked in Mexico this year. José Ramiro Araujo, a news photographer, was murdered in the northern state of Baja California in February. La Jornada said that at least four other people have also been killed. Press freedom organizations have consistently ranked Mexico as one of the most dangerous countries for journalists to work. Many of those attacked covered up corruption or powerful drug cartels, and activists say the killings are rarely fully investigated. About 150 journalists have been killed there since 2000, according to the international advocacy group Reporters Without Borders.