Chiapas: Home of Suspected Aggressor in Catean Mariana Sanchez Case Searched

@Sipaz March in San Cristobal de Las Casas on January 31

On February 8th, the Chiapas State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) reported that members of the Specialized Police searched the home of doctor “Fernando Cuauhtémoc N”, alleged sexual aggressor of Mariana Sanchez, who on January 28th was found dead in the Nueva Palestina community, Ocosingo municipality, where the 24-year-old was rendering her social service. However, the accused doctor was not at home and to date is still at large. 

On February 6th, the same Prosecutor’s Office reported the arrest of Anali N, director of the Health clinic in the Nueva Palestina community, for the crime of abuse of authority in relation to the case. 

In addition, on February 7th, the deputy director of Education and Health Teaching in the State, Mariana Lazos Salgado was dismissed from her position, after students, interns and doctors held her responsible for ignoring the complaint of sexual harassment presented by Mariana Sanchez before being killed. 

It is worth mentioning that the Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sanchez Cordero, reported that the security cabinet agreed to assemble a federal team to support the investigation on February 3rd.

For more information in Spanish:

Cesan a subdirectora de Salud en Chiapas por caso Mariana (La Jornada, 9 de febrero de 2021)

Catean casa de presunto acosador de Mariana Sánchez, joven hallada muerta en Chiapas (El Milenio, 8 de febrero de 2021)

Catean domicilio en Chiapas de presunto agresor sexual de Mariana. (El Universal, 8 de febrero de 2021)

Detienen a directora de la clínica de Chiapas donde Mariana hizo sus prácticas (Aristegui Noticias, 7 de febrero de 2021)

For more information from SIPAZ: 

Chiapas: Segunda movilización por el feminicidio de Mariana Sánchez. (January 31, 2021)

Chiapas: Protests over Mariana’s Femicide (February 1, 2021)

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