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John Ahni Schertow
April 14, 2007
 

Justice for Ernestina Ascencio Rosario, Nahua, from Soledad Atzompa, Sierra de Zongolica, Veracruz!
(from http://tashunkawitkobrigade.blogspot.com/)

JUSTICE FOR ERNESTINA – JUSTICIA PARA ERNESTINA

We demand that the Mexican federal government, Mexican authorities, and the many institutions to which this concerns, fulfill the recommendations put forward by Amnesty International (AI) and the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT), in relation to the repeated rape, injuries, murder and whatever will become of Ernestina Ascencio Rosario, our indigenous compatriot, at the hands of presumed Mexican military personnel.

Based on the second autopsy that reiterates that she was raped, we categorically reject Felipe Calderon Hinojosa’s assertion seeking to exonerate the rapist and murderous military soldiers.

We express our profound concern at the exculpatory manifestations expressed by local and federal authorities, as well as by those who are supposedly bound, ethically and legally, to defend human rights, as is the case of the National Commission for Human Rights (CNDH) and its representative.

The CNDH possesses sufficient evidence to uphold the fact that Ernestina was raped, and has no evidence to the contrary. It is a serious matter for this society that the CNDH would seek to exonerate the military.

We demand the complete fulfillment of the recommendations put forward by Amnesty International and the World Organization Against Torture.

This crime by the armed forces must not remain unpunished.

Justice for Ernestina Ascencio Rosario, Nahua, from Soledad Atzompa, Sierra de Zongolica, Veracruz!

Rosario Ibarra Citizens Committee
University Women of Xalapa, Veracruz
Independent Women Citizens of Veracruz
Nahua Authorities of Soledad Atzompa, Veracruz
Representatives of the Legitimate Government
Shara Martínez Vara, Coordinator of the Rosario Ibarra Citizens Committee
Phone (011) 52 818 06 38, cellular (011) 52 44 22 88 57 13 93
Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

FOR BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THIS CASE, VISIT www.amnesty.ie/amnesty/live/irish/ action/article.asp?id=5750&page=4544

IF YOU WANT TO ADD YOUR NAME OR YOUR ORGANIZATION’S IN SUPPORT OF THIS DEMAND PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ADRESSES:
resistenciacreativa@gmail.com
jimenagranados@hotmail.com
adharagodyva@gmail.com

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