Guerrero: Act of recognition of responsibility on part of Mexican State in case of Inés Fernández on 6 March

Inés Fernández Ortega. Photo@Centro Prodh

The Tlachinollan Mountain Center for Human Rights has reported that on 6 March at 1pm, in the Zócalo of Ayutla de Los Libres, Guerrero, there will be held a public act of recognition of responsibility by which the Mexican State will carry out for Inés Fernández Ortega and her family.  This would be in accordance with the sentence handed down by the Inter-American Court on Human Rights (IACHR) in October 2010.  A Me’phaa indigenous woman, Inés Fernández Ortega, was raped by soldiers of the Mexican Army in 2002 and has been struggling since then for justice in the case.  For those who will not be able to be physically present at the event, there will be live transmission at the Tlachinollan website: http://www.tlachinollan.org/ines-y-valentina.html.

For more information (in Spanish):

Página web de Tlachinollan sobre casos de Inés Fernández y Valentina Rosendo

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Guerrero – Briefs: Mexican State recognizes responsibility in the case of Valentina Rosendo (21 December 2011)

Guerrero – briefs: NGO informs US authorities regarding Mexico’s obligations under Mérida Initiative (26 November 2011)

Guerrero – briefs: NGO demands that Calderón observe sentence in case of Valentina Rosendo and Inés Fernández (28 November 2011)

Guerrero – briefs: Judge acquits attacker of Radio Ñomndaa Committee member; Interior Ministry evades compliance with sentencing in the case of Inés and Valentina (4 February 2011)

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