US demands respect for rights of journalist detained in Guatemala

Arrested without a legal solutionremains from Friday this journalist, Jose Ruben Zamora, in Mariscal Zavala prison in Guatemala. Founder of “elPeriódico” and the International Prize for the press King of Spain First hearing In the seventh court on Monday. The journalist He was stunned by an arrest that had international repercussions.

The United States called for the rights of the journalist to be respected. Zamora is on hunger strike – after his arrest – fearing for his life. He says he has enemies in prisons. The case is in custody. The Special Prosecutor’s Office Against Impunity says he was arrested on charges of money laundering, extortion and influence peddling.

The arrest comes at a time when the country’s ombudsman has reported that Guatemala “has hit rock bottom”.

“We are facing an authoritarian regime. We maintain a masquerade of democracy but it is very fragile, it is symptomatic that the situation, if we are at its lowest, but they are pulling the rope a lot, they think the population is bearing, said Jordan Rodas, Ombudsman in Guatemala:”

Before that, according to the government, the head of state’s entourage was the victim of an attack about which there were false allegations.

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