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Former ITAGro president Joaquín Morales Sánchez murdered in his home

Tlapa, Guerrero — The former president of the Transparency Institute was murdered in the early morning hours of Tuesday.

The spokesman for the Guerrero Coordination Group, Roberto Álvarez Heredia, reported that according to the police report, armed persons entered the home of Morales Sánchez at dawn and murdered him.

They say Joaquín Morales Sánchez was killed around 1:00 a.m. when an unknown subject knocked on his door. Upon opening the door, the ex-counselor was shot four times.

Other reports say that two personal computers were removed from his home, however, this information has not been confirmed by the Guerrero Coordination Group.

Joaquín Morales Sánchez was the former president of the Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Data Protection of the State of Guerrero. He was an advisor from 2014 to 2017 before becoming president of the agency.

In 2008, Morales Sánchez was awarded the Civil Merit Award by the government of Guerrero for his work in the field of human rights and for the re-identification of the rights of the indigenous communities of the state.