On December 23, 2017, at approximately 2 PM, Antonio Julián Chepe was traveling on the Acapulco-Pinotepa highway. He was intercepted by two trucks containing armed individuals. He was then tortured, assaulted and left tied and naked.
On January 2, 2018, He was kidnapped and his personal belongings were stolen. He was supposedly under the protection of the Ministry of the Interior at the time.
Julián Chepe is the Director of Diario Alternativo, of Acapulco.
Spanish-language story by Bernardo Torres in SDP Noticias: Levantan, golpean y asaltan al periodista Antonio Julián Chepe
Spanish-language story in Proceso: PEN México lamenta “actos ominosos” contra periodistas