Guerrero: NGOs call on Peña Nieto to observe the sentences on Inés Fernández and Valentina Rosendo


Inés Fernández, March 2012. Photo @SIPAZ

In a public letter published on 24 January, national and international human-rights organizations called on President Enrique Peña Nieto to make the comprehensive observance of the sentences of the Inter-American Court on Human Rights (IACHR) regarding the cases of the Me’phaa indigenous females Inés Fernández y Valentina Rosendo a top priority for his government.  Both women were raped by Mexican soldiers in 2002.  The IACHR sentences in both cases were handed down in November 2010, and since then, the two women have been waiting for them to be observed.  Organizations such as Amnesty International, the World Organization against Torture, Article 19, and Services and Assessment for Peace (SERAPAZ), as well as the Fray Francisco de Vitorio, Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez, and Tlachinollan Mountain Centers for Human Rights have indicated that the “the previous federal administration came to an end without […] punishing the perpetrators.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Acatar orden de la CIDH en casos de indígenas violadas, piden ONG a Peña (La Jornada, 25 de enero de 2013)

Carta pública a Enrique Peña Nieto (24 de enero de 2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Guerrero – briefs: Mexican State recognizes responsibility in 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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