PBI-Mexico expresses concern about Mexican state’s request to withdraw precautionary measures for Cerezo Committee

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On September 13, PBI-Mexico tweeted:

“We express our concern about the Mexican state’s request to @CIDH [the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights] to withdraw precautionary measures to @comitecerezo [Comité Cerezo México]. @PBI_Mexico continues to receive information about security incidents such as harassment and surveillance that raise their level of risk.”

On September 12, the Cerezo Mexico Committee posted:

“The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) informed us that the Mexican State requested the withdrawal of the Precautionary Measures (MC-246-06) to Alejandro, Francisco and Emiliana Cerezo Contreras and other members of the Cerezo Committee.”

Pie de Pagina also reports:

“The Cerezo Committee, together with the Until We Find Them Committee, has been key in denouncing the forced disappearance in 2007 of two EPR [Popular Revolutionary Army] militants in Oaxaca, Edmundo and Gabriel. Just a few weeks ago, and after a very intense legal effort, the SCJN [Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation] determined that the Mexican State must look for Edmundo and Gabriel in the number one military camp, as well as interrogate the soldiers linked to the case. And just at this moment, it is that the Mexican State requests that precautionary measures be withdrawn from the Cerezo Committee.”

For more on that, please see PBI-Mexico accompanies Cerezo Committee at sit-in protest at Supreme Court (August 11, 2022).

PBI-Mexico began to accompany the Cerezo Committee in 2002.


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