Today Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released its list of 35 “predators” to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. The list included Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, Cuban President Raúl Castro, and the Mexican cartel Los Zetas.
“Their techniques vary. Some torture and kill journalists with their militaries. Others imprison arbitrarily and eliminate journalism in ways that are ignored by anti-terrorism laws,” said RSF, which is based Paris.
Among the list are heads of state and government, religious leaders, militias and mafias or criminal organizations that harass journalists. Russian President Vladimir Putin, Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Egyptian President Abdelfatah Al Sissi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan are also on the list.