Mexican federal prosecutors said on Friday that two APPO activists had been arrested in connection with the 2006 killing of New York Indymedia journalist Brad Will in Oaxaca. That would mean the same group that Will was supporting and covering is responsible for his death. This is an allegation that the Oaxacan PRI government made just weeks after the shooting on October 27, 2006 that left Will, 36, dead as he was filming a confrontation between the APPO and paramilitaries. For a differing perspective, take a look again at stills from Will's own footage that show PRI men, identified by name, aiming guns at him.
Mexico's National Human Rights Commission (along with Amnesty International) has decried the finding, claiming the federal investigation was riddled with "omissions, deficiencies, irregularities, and delays." Also unconvinced, Brad's mother Kathy told The New York Times: "It's been two years of the same thing. They are absolutely determined to pin it on somebody nearby."