On April 18th, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) published an statement after the statements made by the former governor of the state of Guerrero, Angel Aguirre Rivero, in relation to the defender Vidulfo Rosales Sierra, lawyer for the mothers and fathers of the 43 Ayotzinapa student teachers disappeared in Iguala in 2014.
Former Governor Angel Aguirre Rivero, through his social networks on April 17th, accused the defender Vidulfo Rosales Sierra of being “one of the main promoters of MORENA’s campaign in Guerrero” and of taking “the parents of the 43 to a meeting of Felix Salgado to ask for the punishment of those responsible … when he knows perfectly well that it is the federal government that is conducting this investigation”, among other accusations.
Faced with this defamation, the CNDH stressed that it contravenes the “declaration on the right and duty of individuals, groups and institutions to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms universally recognized.”
Furthermore, “it constitutes a direct attack on the defense of human rights, and shows a systematic pattern of former Guerrero officials, as is the case of the former head of the Guerrero state Attorney General, Iñaki Blanco Cabrera, to discredit the work of the defender Vidulfo Rosales Sierra, who has repeatedly been the target of attacks and threats for his work in the various serious cases of human rights violations in Guerrero”, the human rights institution noted.
For more information in Spanish:
Alertan por difamaciones de exfuncionarios contra Vidulfo Rosales, abogado de familiares de los 43 de Ayotzinapa (Educa Oaxaca, 20 de abril de 2021)
Vidulfo Rosales y el Guerrero bronco (La Jornada, Opinión, 20 de abril de 2021)
Extrañamiento por las declaraciones realizadas por el exgobernador del estado de Guerrero (18 de abril de 2021, CNDHl)
Abogado de los 43 se convirtió en promotor de Morena: Ángel Aguirre (Quadratin Guerrero, 17 de abril de 2021)
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