PPF is concerned over the murder of Radio La Ribereña presenter in Peru

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Fernando Zavala Lombardi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Peru expressed concern over the murder of radio presenter during the broadcast in Camana, in the southern region of Arequipa, Peru.

PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the Peruvian government to identified the perpetrator and punish him for his brutal act.

According to Reporters Without Borders, on 20 November, Hernan Choquepata Ordonez,famous with the name of Randy Ordonez, was presenting a musical programme when an unknown armed man entered in the studio of Radio La Ribereña and shot him in his head.

According to colleagues at Radio La Riberena, Ordonez recently received death threats and had reported the threats to the police.

Ordonez in his programme Habla el Pueblo used to talk to local residents who frequently criticize the region’s elected authorities. Ordonez himself was also often openly critical of local leaders during his broadcasts. The week before his murder, Ordonez criticized the mayors of Camana and the nearby town of Mariscal Caceres.