Pakistan Press Foundation is concerned over the killing of magazine editor in Mexico City

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Mexico expressed concern over the killing of Aurelio Cabrera Campos, the founder and editorial director of a weekly news magazine, El Grafico de la Sierra in Mexico.

PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the Mexican government to thoroughly and swiftly investigate the killing of Cabrera.

According to Committee to Protect Journalists, on September 14, Cabrera was shot multiple times by unknown assailants near Huauchinango and died several hours later in the hospital.

Cabrera was also worked for La Voz de la Sierra, another weekly based in Mexico City. Cabrera reported for both magazines on crime, accidents, and local politics.

In the most recent two editions of El Grafico de la Sierra, Cabrera reported on several murders in the region, which is located near the city of Poza Rica.

Cabrera and Pedro Garrido were used to be the editorial directors of La Voz de la Sierra. They were allegedly having a dispute that started after Cabrera started his own newspaper. Several media outlets in Mexico reported that police had interrogated Garrido in relation to the murder of Cabrera, and searched his residence.

Cabrera is at least the eighth journalist killed in Mexico this year, including at least two murdered in direct retaliation for their work.