Drug lords in the Dominican Republic threatened famous journalist
The journalist Luis Eduardo Lora (Huchi) has received warnings from the lawyers of convicted drug traffickers to recant statements that "affect" those "gentlemen."

On Tuesday morning Lora said the lawyers of the brothers Antony and Edwin Manzano, and Angel Wilson Adames seek to instill fear in an effort to silence reporters.

The three convicts were recently transferred to the jail at Najayo from a holding facility in Barahona, where they were reportedly targeted for assassination in the wake of the scandal that led to the suspension of San Cristobal sentencing judge Francisco mejia Angomas.

In Friday’s editorial newspaper Libre revealed it also has received warnings and notifications from lawyers and personalities related to similar cases, and urged the authorities to provide more protection for journalists. “Since it’s about people whose history speaks for them, the authorities must intervene in the affair to protect the lives of people, who as Huchi Lora provide a priceless service to the country. Today, for Huchi and tomorrow for all the journalists of this country.”

The investigative reporters Nuria Piera and Alicia Ortega have also denounced threats.

Read more about killed or threatened journalists in the Dominican Republic from http://knightcenter.utexas.edu



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