Oaxaca: Family members of Alexander Martínez Gómez, a young victim of extrajudicial execution by municipal police, are threatened for demanding justice

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In a statement published on July 9, relatives of Alexander Martínez Gómez, a young man murdered on June 9 by a municipal police officer from Acatlán de Pérez Figueroa, denounced having received threats, harassment, which they claim derive from their “demand for truth and justice. in the context of criminal violence and impunity that prevails in the municipality”. They warned about the fact that “these incidents represent a real and imminent danger to our integrity and life, that of our family and witnesses to the execution.”

They detailed that “on June 24, 26 and 27, we were victims of intimidation at our home by people living in our community” and that on July 8, they received a direct threat through Facebook, from an account called “ACATLÁN CON ADÁN”, which refers to the Municipal President of Acatlán de Pérez Figueroa, Adán Maciel Sosa. The threat expresses: “YOU FORGET WHAT HAPPENED KID. STOP  FOOLING AROUND. YOU PUT YOURSELF IN DANGER LIKE A DUMBASS. PEOPLE DON’T WANT PROBLEMS BUT YOU KEEP MESSING WITH THE PATRON. DO NOT LOOK FOR ANY MORE PROBLEMS. LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED. BEST TO FORGET IT AND KEEP IT LOW. THIS WAY WILL BE BETTER FOR YOU. ”

For the same reason, they asked to the institutions for security, procuration and administration of justice and defense of human rights in the state of Oaxaca to investigate the threats, as well as to protect and guarantee their integrity and life. They also asked the Governor of Oaxaca, Alejandro Murat “to have a meeting soon to personally inform him of what is happening in our case.”

For more information (in Spanish):


Padres de Alexander, joven asesinado por policías de Oaxaca, denuncian amenazas y piden protección (Animal Político, 9 de julio de 2020)

Familiares de Alexander denuncian amenazas por  exigir justicia por su asesinato (IstmoPress, 9 de julio de 2020)

Amenazan a la familia de joven asesinado por policía en Oaxaca (La Jornada, 10 de julio de 2020)

“Te estás metiendo con el patrón”: amenazan a familia de Alexander, asesinado en Oaxaca (Radio Formula, 13 de julio de 2020)


For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

National: “Justice for Giovanni” – Police Brutality Case Shocks Everyone (June 10, 2020)

Oaxaca: CEDHAPI Denounces “Extrajudicial Execution” of Indigenous Defender (December 6, 2019)

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