Cecilio Pineda Brito

On the 2nd of March 2017, journalist Cecilio Pineda Brito was brutally murdered by armed assailants in Altamirano.

While he was waiting to get his car washed, two armed men, on a motorbike opened fire on him. Despite immediate assistance he died instantly. Prior to his death Cecilio had reported receiving numerous death threats. Just before he was killed he had published a recording on Facebook in which he claimed that the state authorities knew the whereabouts of a well known criminal, but were unwilling to act because of close links between the gang and state officials. No one claimed responsibility for the killing.

Cecilio was a well respected journalist who worked  for many well known journals such as “El Universal” –one of  the main national newspapers- and “La Voz de Tierra Caliente”, for example.

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Date of Killing:02/03/2017

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Journalist/communicator

Organisation:La Voz de Tierra Caliente

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:Civil and Political Rights, ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Freedom of Expression, Human rights movement

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