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Journalist takes refuge in Honduras human rights commission

A Honduran journalist has taken refuge in the country`s human rights commission in Tegucigalpa, claiming the government is plotting to assassinate him for exposing a corruption scandal.



Tegucigalpa: A Honduran journalist has taken refuge in the country`s human rights commission in Tegucigalpa, claiming the government is plotting to assassinate him for exposing a corruption scandal.

David Romero says the government is plotting to kill him for uncovering a social security embezzlement scandal that has rocked the administration of President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

The radio reporter who also works for TV Globo claims he revealed allegations that $330 million in social security funds had been embezzled by government officials.

The scandal has sparked protests in the country, with thousands demanding Hernandez`s resignation.

Hernandez has admitted that $94,000 of the money was accepted by his conservative ruling National Party that helped bring him to power in 2013.

Romero was attending a hearing of an unrelated defamation case against him when a crowd burst into the building and took him to the human rights center in the capital.

Reporters Without Borders has roundly criticized the state of free press in Honduras, writing an article in March titled "Downward Spiral Continues for Honduras Media."

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