Miguel Pérez Julca

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Two men convicted in radio journalist’s murder

New York, April 18, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Wednesday’s conviction of two men by a Peruvian court in the March 2007 murder of radio journalist Miguel Pérez Julca.

A court in the northwestern Peruvian city of Jaén convicted Juan Hurtado Vásquez of masterminding Pérez’s murder and Nazario Coronel Ramírez, also known as “Chamaya,” of participating in the crime, according to local news reports. Hurtado was handed a 27-year prison sentence and Coronel was sentenced to 19 years, reported the Lima-based daily El Comercio. The court also ordered the two men to pay the journalist’s family a sum of 35,000 Peruvian soles (US$13,000) as compensation, said El Comercio.

April 18, 2008 12:00 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Peru

Two men convicted in radio journalist’s murder

New York, April 18, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Wednesday’s conviction of two men by a Peruvian court in the March 2007 murder of radio journalist Miguel Pérez Julca.

A court in the northwestern Peruvian city of Jaén convicted Juan Hurtado Vásquez of masterminding Pérez’s murder and Nazario Coronel Ramírez, also known as “Chamaya,” of participating in the crime, according to local news reports. Hurtado was handed a 27-year prison sentence and Coronel was sentenced to 19 years, reported the Lima-based daily El Comercio. The court also ordered the two men to pay the journalist’s family a sum of 35,000 Peruvian soles (US$13,000) as compensation, said El Comercio.

April 18, 2008 12:00 PM ET

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In Peru, radio commentator slain in front of family

New York, March 19, 2007—Two hooded gunmen shot and killed a popular Peruvian radio commentator in front of his wife and children on Saturday night, according to news reports.

Eyewitnesses quoted by the Lima daily La República said the attackers opened fire on Miguel Pérez Julca as the journalist and his family were nearing the front door of their home in Jaén, in northwestern Peru, before speeding away on a motorcycle. Pérez’s wife, Nelly Guevara, was wounded in the attack.
March 19, 2007 12:00 PM ET

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