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NPT: LA Times reports Mexican journalist, jailed in El Paso, now free

“The freedom to write doesn’t exist in Mexico,” said Emilio Gutierrez Soto. “Freedom of expression doesn’t exist.”

U.S. immigration authorities surprised press-freedom activists Thursday when they released a journalist — fleeing alleged Mexican government persecution — who had been held in a Texas detention center for seven months.

Emilio Gutierrez Soto walked out of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in El Paso late in the afternoon and expressed relief that he would soon be reunited with his 15-year-old son.

Read the story here:

Mexican journalist released from U.S. custody, by James Rainey and Ari B. Bloomekatz, L.A. Times, Jan. 30, 2009

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

January 29, 2009 at 11:59 pm

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