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Policeman threatens to kill journalists in Ayacucho

(IPYS/IFEX) - On 24 May 2007, a non-commissioned officer of the National Police, who did not identify himself, threatened to kill América Televisión television station journalist José Atauje as he was walking past the police station in the town of Huamanga, Ayacucho region, southern Peru. The policeman also threatened to kill Rocío Paredes, a reporter for IRTP Canal 7 television station.

According to Atauje, the threat is a response to reports broadcast by the journalists on 22 May that brought to light acts of corruption in the offices of the region's Police Comptroller (Inspectoría Policial).

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