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Investigation started into intentionally set car fire belonging to Cozumel media company

Cozumel, Q.R. — The State Attorney General’s Office says they have begun an investigation into a company car fire. The car belonged to a Cozumel media company.

It was found in flames Saturday night outside the company building. It is believed to have been intentionally set. Witnesses reported seeing two men on motorcycles toss a Molotov cocktail at the car. It was reported engulfed in flames moments later.

The former mayor of Cozumel, Pedro Joaquín Dulbois, made a public comment about the incident.

“Now the threats are coming to the most read and listened to journalists on the island. Let’s hope the authorities give them the necessary protection in Cozumel,” he wrote on social media.

“Security and freedom of expression are rights that we must all defend!” he said.

The torching of the car came days after the Human Rights Commission of the State of Quintana Roo announced an investigation after a journalist, who was covering a Cozumel shooting, was assaulted by State Police Officers.