Mexico's National Human Rights Commission is condemning a chilling video threat targeting a journalist for a national outlet and demanding an investigation.
The short video that circulated online Wednesday shows a hand holding a revolver firing at a target with an image of El Universal columnist Hector De Mauleon's face.
It warns that a sentence is about to be carried out and that "death has come for you."
In a statement Thursday, the commission expresses "its concern over the constant death threats" against de Mauleon. El Universal reports that the Attorney General's Office has opened a probe.
Seven journalists have been killed this year in Mexico, the deadliest country in the world for journalists.