(en)Torture and Murder in the Sierra Tarahumara-Mexico (ca)

Luis Prat (prat@chem.ucsb.edu)
Thu March 6, 1997


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>Subject: Torture and Murder in the Sierra Tarahumara-Mexico
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>REQUEST FOR URGENT ACTION
>TO ALL INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS AND CONCERNED CITIZENS
>
>VALENTIN CARRILLO?S TORTURE AND MURDER IN THE SIERRA TARAHUMARA
>
>February 28, 1997
>
>As we informed you last year, on October 12, 1996, Valentin Carrillo
>Salda?a, a 38 year old Tepehuan man who was on his way to work in the
>vicinity of San Juan Nepomuceno in the Municipality of Guadalupe y Calvo, in
>the State of Chihuahua was detained, beaten, and strangled to death by
>members of the Mexican Military.
>
>Largely thanks to your faxes and the ensuing outpouring of international
>opinion, Captain Gustavo Avi?a Garcia and Sergeant Angel Duron Marmolejo,
>were captured and held responsible for Valentin?s torture and murder.
>
>Since his family lives in conditions of abject poverty, Valentin?s wife,
>children and mother depended on him for their survival. His absence as a
>breadwinner has severely affected their financial situation.
>
>As we further informed you, the Commission for Solidarity and Defense of
>Human Rights, A.C. (COSYDDHAC) has been doing the follow-up work to ensure
>that justice is served and that the family receives the compensation due
>them according to Mexican Law.
>
>It has requested that the Mexican Army, being the institution responsible
>for this violation of the law, respond by paying the compensation stipulated
>by Mexican Law in murder cases. However, the Mexican Army has refused to
>reveal any information regarding the status of the legal case against two of
>its members, and has stated that, because COSYDDHAC is a non-governmental
>organization, it has no authority to request such information.
>
>We at COSYDDHAC are of the opinion that the Mexican Army wishes to avoid
>setting a precedent that would hold it legally responsible as an institution
>for such gross violations of human rights. Furthermore, we question the
>notion that the military should not be held accountable to organized groups
>of citizens who work within the framework of the law to build a culture that
>respects human rights.
>
>For the above reasons we request your support once again. Please send Faxes
>and/or email that demand the following two things
>
>1. That Valentin Carrillo Salda?a?s family receive the compensation due them
>by Mexican Law, and
>
>2. that both COSYDDHAC and the Carrillo Salda?a family be informed as to the
>status of the legal case against the two soldiers mentioned above.
>
>Please direct your fax to:
>
>General Enrique Cervantes Aguirre, National Secretary of Defense
>011 (52) (5) 557 45 00 (FAX)
>
>and email to
>
>Newspapers:
>
>Diario de Chihuahua (52) (14) 29 07 90 email http://www.diario.online.com.mx
>
>Heraldo de Chihuahua (52) (14) 13 10 34 email
>http://www.online.com.mx/el-heraldo
>
>La Jornada (a national newspaper) (52)(5) 521 27 63
>internet: http://serpiente.dgsca.unam.mx/jornada/index.html
>email: jornada@condor.dgsca.unam.mx
>
>We also request that, if possible, you send a copy to COSYDDHAC for their
>records.
>
>COMISION DE SOLIDARIDAD Y DEFENSA DE LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS, A.C.
>Calle 24 No. 3007, Col. Pac?fico, Chihuahua, Chih.
>31030 Mexico
>Fax 011 52 14 15 04 86+
>email: cosyddhac@infosel.net.mx
>
>
>
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