MEXICO CITY — A crowd of several thousand people gathered Sunday in the capital to denounce the death of a Mexican photographer killed early Saturday morning, the seventh journalist killed in Mexico this year.
The bodies of Ruben Espinosa, who worked for the prominent magazine Proceso, and four other people were found bound and tortured in an apartment in the Narvarte neighborhood of Mexico City, according to news reports.
Mr. Espinosa often covered politics in Veracruz, a state in southeast Mexico known to be a hostile place for journalists, and he spoke out against the harassment of fellow journalists.
Of the seven journalists killed in 2015, four worked in Veracruz. Since 2010, 13 journalists have been killed there in the tenure of Gov. Javier Duarte, of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, according to Article 19, a media rights group. In all, 41 journalists have been killed since 2010.