lunes, 9 de julio de 2012

What if they kill?

What if they kill?
* History of Chiapas champion Margarita Martinez and six death threats.

Patricia Chandomí. - Just as she was preparing her trip to New York to participate at a session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in the United Nations headquarters, human rights defender, Margarita Martinez Guadalupe Martinez again received death threats and kidnapping.
The morning of November 8, 2009, a group of 20 people "suspected" members of the Ministerial Police arrived without a search warrant at her home address in the town of Comitan, Chiapas.

They entered with a "disproportionate use and misuse of force" and threatened Margarita at gunpoint, she was ordered to open the door, so that the police officers could come to search, also searching in the rooms occupied by her minor children and husband, Adolfo Guzman Ordaz, a member of the civil organization Liaison, Communication and Training, based in Comitan.

Given these facts, Margarita filed a complaint on November 23, 2009, against police authorities on charges of abuse of authority, trespassing, threats and psychological torture with aggravated death.

Supposedly police searched her home for leaders of organizations that blocked roads.

First threat
On November 25, 2009, Margaret and Adolfo received at home a letter warning them to "take care" because the night before "there were 5 people who watched her house" on December 14, 2009, had another warning made with scraps of paper that said "if you do not stop you are going to die."

Second threat
On 25 December, in the early hours of the morning after going out of their home on Christmas Eve celebrations, Adolph and Margaret received a call to the telephone and, in answering, Margarita heard a voice saying "Merry Christmas, because this will be your last Christmas. "

Third threat
On January 6, 2010 upon reaching her home found a note written in red ink that read "Death, death, death."

Fourth threat
In late February 2010 in the city of San Cristobal de Las Casas, Margarita was going to pick up her younger son from primary school. On the way she was arbitrarily deprived of her liberty by unidentified persons whom they placed a plastic bag over her face that prevented her from seeing her attackers who immediately forced her into a vehicle and then kept going.

Inside the vehicle, Margarita was beaten and tortured psychologically to coerce her to desist from the criminal complaint brought against government officials in Chiapas.

Fifth threat
In November 2010 Margarita had an interview with an official from Mexico Office of the High Commissioner of the United Nations in a cafe located in the center of San Cristobal de las Casas.

"After leaving the cafe, I looked for my bodyguard (Margarita has precautionary measures recommended by the Inter-American Human Rights Commission), but did not find him, I walked a block and it was there where two people intercepted me.

A man aboard a white Ranger pickup truck without license plates, and the other on foot, "he finally told me to walk two blocks because he would find someone who would give me instructions."

Once there, someone handed me a paper with letters cut from newspaper with threats to members of the Human Rights Center Fray Bartolome de las Casas.

After demanding that she carry the message, she was told to walk a few blocks, take a taxi, go to the municipal cemetery "so you can talk with your dead ones because soon you will meet with them, doing stupid things because you're dead person" , she was told by the threatening individuals.

Sixth threat
According to information documented by Human Rights Center Fray Bartolome de las Casas, on 30 June in the city of San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, at approximately 18.00 hrs., Margarita, with her bodyguard, arrived at the family business and opened the door she found a folded paper, which collected and put on her desk.

The note received reads as follows:
"San Cristobal de Las Casas Chiapas, to June 29, 2012
Dear Margarita Martinez, Defender of Human Rights, well that's what you think or make them believe those of Frayba, really make us laugh, they are pathetic but in the end we know who they are and as human beings who do not love Chiapas and of course do not want the development of the state and you are preventing the welfare of society, they are a scourge, thieves, and don't ask the Frayba how much money the state gave, specifically for the defense of human rights , its useless on the one hand show the faces of victims which was good but no they longer do and we're going to put a price for this to end as soon as possible but we are a little lazy. "
By the way we want to congratulate you because ultimately you're not so stupid, you know I think that after February 25, 2010, you learned your lesson, and you don't know how exciting your dog howling saying please no, no, by the way tell your husband that you are well, delicious!!! Jajajajajajajajajajaja.
If you want to reach an agreement not tell Frayba anything about this and one of these days and we will tell them where to go and tell us us how much they want? And things are managed with good will on their part and ours and no more foolishness that there are violations and all that shit, because the truth is that day you were making it difficult but I know very well to the women of your caliber and are all unruly, MITOTERAS (no se que es eso), no skills, best care for your children and stop getting into trouble just like that.
The Governor wants a very good agreement, but without the Frayba, that if we don't want any stupid moves on your part and poor you because really are not going to finish, if you publish this letter, then you'll move on to the list of the missing and you know what that means, the prosecutor, or national human rights, international or anyone in the world you will be able to help with that.
You make it clear that in this case just the first two options that we offer and you are leaving the country and the second that if you publish this letter you are already a dead woman, I hope you're an intelligent woman, and what few neurons you have left after the medications you take for your depression, drugs, or whatever, we don't give you a life long rope or otherwise may have the need to kill you, and you will end up in San Agustin El Jobo, old fool.
Well you know, you didn't show the Frayba the last message which was very embarrassing for you wasn't it?

This sixth threat to Margarita comes when as she prepares her trip to New York as part of a delegation of human rights defenders of Mexican civil society in the sessions of the UN CEDAW.

In this sense, the Frayba; The Red Mesa Women of Ciudad Juarez, Consortium for Parliamentary Dialogue and Equity Oaxaca Just Associates (JASS), Centre for Women's Rights in Chiapas (Cdmch) National Network of Organizations Civil Human Rights "All Rights for All" (Red TDT) and the Network for Peace in Chiapas, manifiestaron concern about the risk to life, integrity and personal security, Margarita Martinez.

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