The University of Guadalajara (UdeG) demanded the government of Jalisco to clarify the murder of two security guards, Who prevented the breakthrough in the antennas of Canal 44 in the Cerro del Cuatro in Tlaquepaque.
Although the state prosecutor’s office indicates that it was a direct attack Against the victims, the academic unit insists that armed individuals wanted to enter the facilities by force on December 28, but when they saw the passage impeded, they executed the guards.
A video released by the Canal 44 show how alleged sciarios arrived aboard two motorcycles on the outskirts of the facility, where the tellivisive signal attached to the UdeG. It is observed that the aggressors fired and fled the place.
“We demand the Government of Jalisco to grant security guarantees to the collaborators of Canal 44 Y Radio University, as well as those who work in its facilities “, asked the house of studies after knowing the report of the ministerial authorities.
According to the prosecution, the events that occurred in the Terra Alta subdivision were caused by at least three attackers, but at no time did they want to break into the media, due to the fact that the doors of all the buildings were closed, even those of the company that carried out surveillance work.
The attacks happened around 1:30 p.m. in the vicinity of the channel’s transmitters and antennas and Radio Udeg.
It should be noted that it is a site where facilities of Televisa, of Jalisco Radio and Television System, from Canal Once, of Public Broadcasting System of the Mexican State, from TV Azteca and of Telcel.
But the attackers only went to media linked to the state university. Both guards were hired by the Irontigers company, the school authority reported.
“The bodies of the victims were found at two different points on the dirt road leading to media properties, the first at a distance of approximately 8 meters from the closest building and the other about 45 meters from the place where was the first victim ”, reported the Jalisco Prosecutor’s Office.
Since the facts became known, ministerial personnel arrived at the site to collect test data to clarify the causes of the murders and find those responsible.
“As more data is obtained, society will be informed through official communication channels,” added the agency headed by Gerardo Octavio Solís Gómez.
Luis Jaramillo Parchan, member of the Federal Mechanism for the Protection of Journalists, dependent on the Undersecretary of the Interior, Alejandro Encinas, reported precautionary measures to the facilities visited.
These actions include surveillance of personnel from the National Guard during a preventive period of 60 days, both at the Cerro del Cuatro facilities, as well as at Canal 44 in the Nativity scenes, Zapopan.
The UdeG added that Mexico is the most dangerous country to practice journalism and attacks on a communication medium represent cunning blows to freedom of expression. Hence its demands on the government of Enrique Alfaro for protecting members of the press and workers attached to the university institution.
“We demand thatthat the climate of hostility that has been promoted by the Government of Jalisco against the right to inform and the exercise of journalistic work. The attack on the media, the siege on journalists and the armed attack on the facilities of a media outlet are extremely serious, “he said.
They also asked the state authorities to comply with their most basic action, that of guaranteeing the safety of citizens.
Alfaro has been accused by journalist Ricardo Ravelo of ties to organized crime for alleged complaints in the US. After that, the governor defended himself and attacked the communicator, threatening to formally sue him. The governor has not commented on the attack in the Canal 44 nor has it responded to the UdeG.
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