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Newspaper editor Jaime Abanto Padilla threatened after denouncing corruption committed by penitentiary officials

(IPYS/IFEX) - Since 21 March 2009, the editor-in-chief of the "Panorama Cajamarquino" newspaper, Jaime Abanto Padilla, has been receiving threatening telephone calls. The threats began after the newspaper denounced acts of corruption committed by National Penitentiary Institute (INPE) officials at the Huacariz prison in Cajamarca, a city in northern Perú. The callers have made it clear that they are aware of Abanto Padilla's and his family's movements.

IPYS condemns the threats against Abanto Padilla and alerts the National Police and the Cajamarca government to the possibility of aggressive actions against the newspaper's journalists.

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