October 20, 2009

Culiacan, Sinaloa.

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A human rights activist in Juarez says his life is being threatened for simply doing his job and speaking out against alleged abuses being carried out by the Mexican military…

‘Bajale o te matamos…”

“Calm down or we will kill you.” That’s the threat De La Rosa Hickerson says he received after documenting several alleged abuses by the Mexican Army…

“Let’s not make any bones about it, its the Mexican military that wants him dead,” Spector said….

Enrique Torres Valadez, spokesman for Operacion Conjunta Chihuahua (the joint federal, state and military operation providing security in Juarez) said the Army denies any military personnel have threatened De la Rosa Hickerson.

As far as they know, De La Rosa Hickerson has not filed a formal complaint to launch an investigation, either. All his claims have been made to the media, but not to officials with the attorney general’s office, which is the agency in charge of investigating these type of complaints, Torres Valadez said.”

from KVIA.