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Journalist assaulted in Casma by head of parents' association following critical article

(IPYS/IFEX) - On 9 May 2008, journalist Antonio Azalde, editor of the newspaper "El Guerrero", informed IPYS that he had been physically assaulted by David Cuellar Morales, the president of the parents' association of the Inmaculada Concepción public school. The incident took place in the headquarters of the Educational Administration Unit in Casma, located in the Áncash region of northwestern Peru.

The journalist believes that the assault was in response to an article, published on 7 May, in which Cuéllar was accused by one of the members of the association of being unable to account for 14,000 soles (approx. US$4000).

Azalde filed a complaint at the Casma police station.

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