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Ecuador - Colombian journalist threatened, attacked with steel bar

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Orlando Gómez Léon, a Colombian journalist based in the Ecuadorean capital of Quito, was attacked and threatened last week after Semana, a Colombian weekly for which he is a correspondent, ran a story contrasting free speech problems in Ecuador with its decision to offer asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Gómez, who also works as international editor of the Quito-based newspaper La Hora, was attacked at around 10 a.m. on 16 August after leaving his office in his car to go to a (...)

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