Mar 7, 2016

Mother of missing man threatened with having tongue cut off, IACHR

From recently Interamerican Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) report on Mexico:
"People are scared to report due to retaliation they may suffer. The mother of a disappeared person told us she received threats of having her tongue cut out, and that she would find the bodies of her other three sons at her door if she insisted on the search," said James Cavallaro, IACHR's President and Rapporteur for Mexico.
"When victims are encouraged to report disappearances, the investigations face so many obstacles that practically no cases are ever resolved. We also heard testimonies from relatives about authorities from state prosecutors' offices demanding money to carry out inquiries."
Read more extracts from the scathing report here.
Digie Zone staff