lundi, novembre 20, 2006

Actualité - Telesur Reporter to Prison in Colombia

Caracas, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) - The multinational channel, Telesur, stated that the detention of its correspondent in Colombia Freddy Muñoz goes against the freedom of speech and constitutes an intimidation act.

A communiqué of the regional TV Company explains that the accusations against him surprised Telesur, where Muñoz has performed accordingly to the professionalism and ethics inherent to journalism practice.

The detention of a journalist of an international press organism infringes the freedom of speech and means an intimidation act, the text stressed.

The channel confirmed its correspondent in Bogota was arrested by authorities of the Security Administrative Department on Sunday after his arrival at the airport coming from Caracas.

According to preliminary information given by attorneys of the MINGA human rights organization, the detention responds to accusations of rebellion and terrorism issued by the Barranquilla Sectional Attorney´s Office on November 10, 2006.

Journalist Freddy Muñoz, one of the founders of Telesur and outstanding correspondent in Colombia, remains detained in the cells of the Security Administrative Department awaiting for the corresponding questioning.

Meanwhile, the multi-state TV channel intended to boost the Latin American integration, expects for the clarification of the incident and trusts that the process be clear and attached to the international laws.

(Prensa Latina News Agency)

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