Oaxaca: Trial of Former President of Nochixtlan in Uruchurtu Case Postponed

@El Universal Oaxaca

For the second time, the trial against the former president of Nochixtlan, Lizbeth V.H., and another woman for the disappearance of the activist Claudia Uruchurtu was postponed, supposedly because the Oaxaca Public Security Secretariat did not have sufficient members or patrols to carry out the transfer of the two people accused in the case to the courts.

The relatives of Claudia Uruchurtu denounced that this shows a suspicious attitude on the part of Judge Maria Teresa Quevedo and the Government of Oaxaca by delaying the ruling. Before being disappeared on Friday, March 26th, 2021, Claudia Uruchurtu documented and denounced irregularities in the management of the government’s finances of former municipal president Lizbeth Victoria Huerta, who at that time was seeking re-election for the MORENA party.

At the beginning of May 2021, the then municipal president was arrested as the probable mastermind of her disappearance, as well as two other collaborators from the municipality. In July 2021, other people who worked in the municipality of Nochixtlan were arrested and also brought to trial. Claudia Uruchurtu had spent four years denouncing the corrupt practices of the MORENA government. To date, she is still missing.

For more information in Spanish:

Otra vez, aplazan fallo por desaparición forzada de la defensora Claudia Uruchurtu(EDUCA, 2 de diciembre 2022)

Posponen juicio contra expresidenta de Nochixtlán por caso Uruchurtu (Ororadio, 2 de diciembre 2022)

Se pospone fallo final de imputados en la desaparición de Claudia Uruchurtu (Avispa Midia, 2 de diciembre 2022)

Aplazan fallo final del caso de Claudia Uruchurtu, víctima de desaparición forzada en Oaxaca (El Universal Oaxaca, 1 de diciembre 2022)

For more information from SIPAZ:

Oaxaca: Hermanas de Claudia Uruchurtu desaparecida desde marzo de 2021 denuncian que exedil de Nochixtlan podría salir libre (September 8, 2022)

Oaxaca: Vinculan a alcaldesa de Nochixtlán por el caso Uruchurtu. Fiscal informa que la activista fue asesinada.  (May 10, 2021)

Oaxaca: Dictan medidas cautelares para la familia de Claudia Uruchurtu por amenazas. (April 14, 2021)

Oaxaca: Denuncian desaparición forzada de una activista en Nochixtlán. (April 6, 2021)

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