Activist denounces the Mexican State for disappearances

MEXICO CITY (HPD) — With the photographs of four of her disappeared children in her hands, Mexican activist María Herrera Magdaleno went to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to denounce the Mexican state for human rights violations of her and her family after more than a decade of fruitless search without answer.

Herrera Magdaleno, who is one of the most recognized volunteer mother seekers in Mexico, traveled to Washington to present an individual action against the Mexican State before the Rapporteur Commissioner for Mexico and the Executive Secretary of the IACHR, the Mexican State said in a statement on Wednesday. Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Human Rights Center (Prodh Center).

Two of Herrera Magdaleno’s children disappeared in 2008 in the southern state of Guerrero, while two others disappeared two years later in the Gulf of Mexico state of Veracruz.

In her petition, the activist affirmed that the authorities were allegedly involved in the disappearance of her children, in collusion with organized crime, and indicated that in the case of her relatives there has been no diligent search or investigation by Mexican institutions, a complaint that has become recurrent among the relatives of the more than 100,000 disappeared in Mexico.

Herrera Magdaleno alleged that his family’s right to access the truth and justice had been violated due to the “omissions and negligence that have characterized the investigation,” which to date has not yielded results, the statement said.

The phenomenon of disappearances in Mexico began between the 1960s and 1980s, but the figures skyrocketed from the 2000s with the increase in drug trafficking activities and the war against the cartels that the government of former President Felipe undertook. Calderon (2006-2012).

The collapse faced by Mexico’s forensic services, amid escalating violence, has aggravated the problem and led to more than 52,000 unidentified deaths in mass graves, forensic service facilities, universities, and custody and storage centers. forensic.

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