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Journalist receives death threat after accusing mayor of corruption

(IPYS/IFEX) - On 12 April 2009, Radio TV Concierto presenter and director, journalist Peter Donato Torres, reported to IPYS that he received a text message on his cell phone threatening him with death. The journalist said that the phone number belongs to somebody close to Tocache's mayor, David Bazán Arévalo, whom Torres accused a few days earlier of alleged corruption. Tocache is located in the San Martín region, in northeastern Peru.

The mayor sent the journalist a notarised letter denying the accusation, demanding a correction and threatening to file a lawsuit against him.

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