Guerrero: 3 of 8 disappeared PRD members found dead in Iguala

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On 3 June, in a community of the Tepecoacuilco municipality, were found three bodies of the eight PRD members who were “taken” on Thursday, 30 May, following their participation in the occupation of a control-point in Iguala, on the Sol highway, to demand the delivery of fertilizer.  Extra-official sources assert that among the victims is found PRD leader Arturo Hernández Cardona, who headed the Popular Unity (UP) faction, who was executed by gunshot after being beaten jointly with two comrades who were disappeared after the protest.

Organizations like the Front of Democratic Organizations of the State of Guerrero (FODEG), the Collective against Torture and Impunity (CCTI), the Guerrero Network of Civil Human-Rights Organization (Redgroac), and the Movement for National Regeneration (Morena) have demanded that state authorities locate the whereabouts of the UP activists, following their disappearance on 30 May.

The UP has manifested its support for the teachers of the Coordination of Educational Workers of the State of Guerrero (CETEG) during the recent conflict of March and April.  The state director of the PRD, Carlos Reyes Torres, noted that the disappearance of the eight social leaders of Iguala has to do with organized crime, and not conflict among parties.

For more information (in Spanish):

Encuentran ejecutados a tres de los 8 perredistas desaparecidos en Iguala (Libertad Guerrero, 3 de junio de 2013)

Exigen organizaciones sociales dar con el paradero de los activistas de Iguala (La Jornada de Guerrero, 1 de mayo de 2013)

Acción Urgente (Red Nacional de Organismos Civiles de Derechos Humanos – Todos los Derechos para Todas y Todos, 3 de junio de 2013)

Los desaparecidos, víctimas de criminales, sugiere Carlos Reyes (La Jornada de Guerrero, 3 de junio de 2013)

La vorágine delincuencial (CDHM Tlachinollan, 3 de junio de 2013)

COMUNICADO DESPARECIDOS IGUALA (Comité de Familiares y Amigos de Secuestrados, Desaparecidos y Asesinados en Guerrero, y Taller de Desarrollo Comunitario, 31 de mayo de 2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Guerrero: Teachers’ megamarch ends with occupation of Congress (23 April 2013)

Oaxaca: March-meeting of Section 22 of the SNTE in commemoration of 25 November (30 November 2012)

Guerrero: Briefs – Reactivation of arrest-orders against CETEG members (10 November 2010)

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