PBI-Mexico present at demonstration demanding justice for murdered couple Julissa Ramirez and Nohemi Medina

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PBI-Mexico has tweeted: “On January 25 we were present at the demonstration that took place in front of the [state government] representative of #Chihuahua in #CDMX [Mexico City] where women gathered to demand #JusticiaParaJulissayNohemi, who were a couple and were found dead on Monday 17 in #CiudadJuarez.”

It then noted: “Violations of human rights based on sexual orientation or gender identity constitute a global pattern. México is the 2nd Latin American country with more attacks of homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. #Chihuahua is the 2nd state where most hate crimes are committed.”

And it added: “The Yogyakarta principles point out something important: ‘Every person, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, has the right to personal security and the protection of the State against any act of violence or bodily harm.’”

EFE has reported: “Several dozen people demanded justice and joined in their grief on Tuesday [January 25] in Mexico City for the recent murder of two lesbian women in Ciudad Juarez, in the northern state of Chihuahua.”

“Noemi Medina and Julissa Ramirez were a lesbian couple, aged 25 and 30, respectively, who married last summer and had two girls and a boy in their custody.”

The article adds: “On January 16, the dismembered bodies of two women were found on a highway in Ciudad Juarez. Authorities said they were a couple of women living in El Paso, Texas, and that they were mothers of three children.”

As PBI-Mexico notes in their tweets, EFE also reports: “Mexico is the second country in Latin America with the most violence due to homophobia and transphobia, after Brazil, according to the National Observatory of LGBT Hate Crimes of the Rainbow Foundation.”

Julissa Ramírez and Nohemí Medina Martínez.

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