Guerrero: Attack on members of the Truth Commission (Comverdad)


On 29 January, the president of the Truth Commission (Comverdad), Enrique González Ruiz, denounced that the human-rights defender Pilar Noriega García and the ex-guerrillero Nicomedes Fuentes García, both of themmembers of the Comverdad, were subjected to an attack on 28 January on the federal highway between Iguala and Chilpancingo, on the outskirts of the latter city.

Two trucks carrying armed men approached the Comverdad vehicle in which Fuentes and Noriega were traveling, and the former requested the latter to stop.  They stopped in a hilly region and then abandoned the vehicle, fleeing into nature until the following day.  A penal denunciation was submitted to the Guerrero State Attorney General’s Office.

In light of these acts, the Commission for Human Rights of Mexico City demanded that the federal and Guerrero state governments to create the necessary conditions for rights-defenders like Pilar Noriega and Nicomedes Fuentes to be able to continue their work securely.

The Comverdad has as its mission “the elaboration of a report of those persons affected during the period of the Dirty War of the twentieth century (1969-1979), […] so as to provide recommendations for the justice system in relation to the offended victims and families.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Sufren atentado Comisionados de la Comisión de la Verdad de Guerrero(Boletín de prensa, Comverdad. 29 de enero de 2014)

Atentado contra dos miembros de la Comisión de la Verdad de Guerrero (La Jornada, 30 de enero de 2014)

Hombres armados intimidan a integrantes de la Comverdad en carretera, denuncian (La Jornada de Guerrero, 30 de enero de 2014)

Pide CDHDF seguridad para defensores de Comisión de la Verdad (Milenio, 30 de enero de 2014)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Guerrero: Death-threats directed against two activists with the Truth Commission (7 February 2013)

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