JOURNALISTS REPORTEDLY KILLED
In India, local newspapers reported that Indra Mohan Hakasam, missing since June 2003, had been killed in Assam province, say IFJ and RSF. A reporter for the daily newspaper "Amar Assam" in the town of Guwahati, Hakasam was kidnapped on 24 June by two members of the United Liberation Front of Assam, a separatist rebel group.
His family has not been given valid proof of his reported death by the proper authorities, notes IFJ. The Journalists' Union of Assam staged a protest on 21 November to demand information from authorities about Hakasam.
In Colombia, authorities are investigating the reported killing of José Nel Muñoz in Puerto Libertad, Putumayo, on 5 October 2003. Nel Muñoz's body was found with apparent signs of torture, FLIP says.
For more information on these cases, visit:
- IFEX: http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/55150/
- IFJ: http://www.ifj-asia.org/
- RSF: http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=8597
- FLIP: http://www.flip.org.co/