PPF protests threats to Honduran journalist by police officers
Pakistan Press Foundation has expressed concern over the death threats to Itsmania Erohyna Pineda Platero, journalist, founder and head of the human rights organization Xibalba Arte y Cultur, by the police officers.
Quoting information from Reporters Without Borders (RSF), PPF secretary general Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the President of the Republic of Honduras,Porfirio Lobo Sosa, said Platero has been constantly received online threats via skype and twitter, her email and blog have been targets of cyber-attacks, she has been barred several times from moving around freely and was forced to close her organization’s office.
She has registered a complaint but no action be taken so far, two senior police officers responsible for the journalist’s safety were removed from their posts. Their Commissioner was murdered soon afterwards. The protection passed to Victoriano Lopez Centeno, against whom she had made a number of allegations of criminal activities.
PPF condemns the death threats to journalist Platero and urges the government to conduct thorough investigation of the threats and to ensure protection for the journalist.