Campaign against impunity

WHEREAS as part of the “End Impunity” advertising campaign, the IAPA asked the president of Guatemala, Oscar Berger, to expedite the investigation of the case of Jorge Carpio Nicelle, who was murdered on July 3, 1993, in order to punish the perpetrators WHEREAS the IAPA asked the secretary of Human Rights of Argentina, Eduardo Luis Duhalde, to expedite the reopening of the case of Mario Bonino, who was murdered on November 15, 1993, in order to investigate and punish the perpetrators and those behind the crime WHEREAS the IAPA asked the attorney general of Mexico, Rafael Macedo de la Concha, and the attorneys general of the states of Baja California, Antonio Martínez Luna, and of Chihuahua, Jesús Silva Solís, to reopen the cases of Héctor Félix Miranda and Victor Manuel Oropeza, who were murdered in 1988 and 1991, respectively WHEREAS Principle 4 of the Declaration of Chapultepec declares that “Freedom of expression and of the press are severely limited by murder, terrorism, kidnapping, pressure, intimidation, the unjust imprisonment of journalists, the destruction of facilities, violence of any kind and impunity for perpetrators. Such acts must be investigated promptly and punished harshly” THE MIDYEAR MEETING OF THE IAPA RESOLVES to urge these governments to intensify the investigations to find the hit men and those responsible for the unpunished crimes against journalists.