PBI-Mexico accompanies media conference on death of mother and daughter

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The Peace Brigades International – Mexico Project accompanied the media conference convened yesterday by three organizations: the Centre for Women’s Human Rights (Centro de Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres), the Center for Justice and International Law-CEJIL and Mexicans in Exile (Mexicanos en el exilio).

PBI-Mexico notes, “They presented the petition filed with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to accept the case of Marisela Escobedo who was murdered for demanding justice for the femicide of her daughter Rubí.”

Rubi was murdered in 2008 when she was 16 years of age.

Her mother Marisela then devoted her life to discovering who had killed her daughter and determined that Rubi had been murdered by her partner who had by then feld Chihuahua.

Marisela demanded his apprehension, but she herself was then murdered in 2010 in front of the Government Palace in Chihuahua while demanding justice in this case.

PBI-Mexico comments in its Facebook post, “It is one of the most emblematic cases of Chihuahua.”

CEJIL adds, “The petition issued to the IACHR will allow the Inter-American Human Rights System to document the violations of human rights of which Rubí, Marisela and 17 members of his family have been victims.”

It explains, “Among them are the lack of protection that unleashed the sexist violence against them and the subsequent murder and disappearance of the young woman; the lack of investigation of these facts. Added to this is the lack of guarantees for Marisela Escobedo to exercise her role as a defender of human rights in a safe manner, which facilitated her murder and triggered the forced displacement of her family.”


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