Mexico: three charged with attempted murder of a journalist

Three men were charged yesterday with the attempted murder of a journalist, news agency El Universal reported. Two of the men are reported to be policemen, while the third man has been recently convicted on charges of theft.

The three were arrested by the Federal Police in Ecatepec, Mexico state, as a result of an investigation previously initiated by the FEADLE (Special Prosecutor for Crimes against Freedom of Expression).

The two police officers were also charged with illegal possession of weapons. The name of the journalist remains undisclosed out of security reasons.