Reporters Without Borders is very relieved to learn that Nairobi Pinto, the Globovisión head of correspondants kidnapped by unidentified men on 6 April, was released unharmed yesterday.
At a press conference a few minutes after her release, Pinto said she was not mistreated and thanked the local and international media for the publicity they gave to her abduction, which may have put pressure on her kidnappers.
“Pinto’s release is a real relief,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “We hope the investigation that is under way quickly establishes who was responsible for this crime.”
Pinto was unable to say how many people abducted her because they kept her blindfolded all the time.
“They always treated me well and never put a hand on me,” she said. “They fed me and never spoke in my presence. I was able to listen to the news regularly.” A special judicial police team is investigating her abduction.