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Ecuador - Young photographer gunned down near Guayaquil after witnessing theft

Reporters without borders
Byron Baldeón, a freelance photographer who worked for the daily newspaper Extra, was gunned down as he arrived at his home in El Triunfo, about 60 km north of Guayaquil, on the night of 1 July. Information provided by the newspaper and the Ecuadorean free speech NGO Fundamedios offers strong grounds for thinking that the murder was linked to the victim's work. “We hope that a thorough investigation will quickly lead to the arrest of Baldeón's murderers,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is (...)

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