PBI-Mexico accompanies ASMAC at commemoration of murdered Indigenous Rarámuri land defender Julián Carrillo
On October 24, PBI-Mexico posted: “Today marks the 3rd anniversary of the murder of human right defender Julian Carrillo.”
“In Chihuahua, PBI accompanied the tribute that Alianza Sierra Madre A.C. organized in his memory. During the act, the call was made to ensure the safe and dignified return home for the Carrillo family who, for 3 years, has lived in forced displacement, and with this, faces a constant and multiple violations to several of their human rights.”
It adds: “From Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project we repeat the call for Mexican authorities to ensure their return home in a dignified and safe manner.”
Indigenous Rarámuri environmental, land and territory defender, Julián Carrillo Martínez was murdered on October 24, 2018.
Kathy Price of Amnesty International-Canada has written: “The assassination [of Julian Carrillo] came just a week after he spoke out against the environmental impacts of a mining concession awarded by authorities to a Canadian mining company without the free, prior and informed consent of the Indigenous people whose lands would be impacted.”
PBI-Mexico has accompanied the Sierra Madre Alliance (ASMAC) since 2018.