Guerrero: Death-threats directed against two activists with the Truth Commission

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The Guerrero Truth Commission (Comverdad Guerrero), which investigates human-rights violations committed in this southern state during the so-called “Dirty War” of the 1960s and 1970s, has denounced on 5 February that one of its investigators, Carlos Ernesto López, and the son of one of the disappeared whose whereabouts comprises part of the investigation, Miguel Flores Leonardo, have received anonymous death-threats and harassment during the past week.  Precautionary measures have been requested for the affected.  Carlos Ernesto López is a member of the investigation team whose work has to do with evidence from the General Archive of the Nation.  Miguel Flores, for his part, is a witness for the commission, being the child of a detained/disappeared person.  The authors of the death-threats have warned the family that if Miguel continues to work with the investigation, “you will find his body in pieces.”

Comverdad Guerrero, which a year ago began its work to clarify historical crimes against humanity as committed by the State in its counter-insurgent work, will in April publish its latest findings, as it is required to do so, according to its internal laws.  The final results will be made public in 2014.

For more information (in Spanish):

Amenazas de muerte contra dos activistas de la Comisión de la Verdad de Guerrero (La Jornada de Guerrero, 5 de febrero de 2013)

Amenazas de muerte contra dos activistas de la Comisión de la Verdad de Guerrero (NoticiasABC, 5 de febrero de 2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Guerrero – breves: request for investigation period for Truth Commission to be expanded (13 December 2011)

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