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Two "Jornada" newspaper journalists receive death threats in Ayacucho

(IPYS/IFEX) - On 22 February 2008, journalists Rocío Paredes and Walter Condorpusa, of "Jornada" newspaper, received an e-mail message threatening them with murder because of the way they had covered the violent acts that took place during the 20 February agrarian strike in the Ayacucho region, southern Peru, which ended with one hundred wounded civilians and four dead farmers.

The journalists were accused of being police and government infiltrators and were warned that their throats will be slit in public squares.

The journalists reported these incidents to IPYS and the Ayacucho Police and asked the regional government to protect them.

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