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On February 13, Norma Angelica Bruno Roman, member of a citizens group that looks for disappeared relatives in hidden graves, was murdered in Iguala by two paid hitmen on a scooter. The 26-year-old woman was murdered in front of her three children on arrival at the Cristo Rey cemetery before the burial of Jose Ramon Benebe Armenta, murdered two days before in the same city. Norma Bruno’s murderers left the location with impunity according to official reports. Following the disappearance of the 43 student teachers from Ayotzinapa, the gendarmerie of the Federal Police took control of security in Iguala.
Norma Angelica Bruno was part of the citizens committee known as Relatives of the Other Disappeared (Familiares de los Otros Desaparecidos), which was formed after the discovery of bodies and hidden graves around Iguala after the massacre and disappearance of the student teachers from Ayotzinapa. Norma Bruno had been threatened with death due to a problem unrelated to her participation in the committee for the search the Other Disappeared. In a communiqué on February 17, the National Network for Defenders of Human Rights in Mexico (Red Nacional de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos en México – RNDDHM) condemned the murder of the activist.
For more information in Spanish:
Asesinan en Iguala a la activista Norma Angélica Bruno (Proceso, 13 de febrero de 2016)
Norma Angélica Bruno antes de su asesinato recibió amenazas (Sur Acapulco, 15 de febrero de 2016)
Condena RNDDHM asesinato de activista en Guerrero (CENCOS, 18 de febrero de 2016)
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