Women UN and Mexico’s High Commissioner of the United Nations for Human Rights (ONU-DH in Spanish) regretted the murder of Guadalupe Campanur, 32 years old, indigenous human rights advocate in the Mexican State of Michoacán, who was found dead on January 16th in the County of Chilchota and according to the forensic reports she had been sexually assaulted and strangled between 36 and 48 hours, she disappeared on January 3rd.
She was part of Cheran community, a Michoacán county which had mobilized and demonstrated against illegal tree felling in 2011 and against organized crime violence and impunity in the region and created their own government system to protect themselves.
“Cheram has become a singular example of the indigenous self-government in Mexico, acknowledged by the UN Special Relator for the indigenous people’s human rights, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz after her visit to Mexico in November 2017”, said a UN press release.
Campanur was one of the founders of the Community Round, conceived to protect the community and its forest and she took part of several activities, among them environmental protection projects.
Belen Sanz, representative of UN Women, called Mexican authorities to guarantee an effective investigation regarding this assassination and demanded the Government to go to the last consequences finding the intellectual and material authors of such a hateful crime.
Source: The Baja Post
more recommended stories
Vegans make public demonstration in downtown Merida
On Saturday April 14, activists of.
Valladolid highlights the wealth of Yucatan
The artisanal, cultural, gastronomic, architectural and.
Cuxtal Ecological Reserve: a place to spend a fantastic weekend with family and friends
The city of Mérida has a.
“I would like to see a safer Mexico”, Roberta Jacobson
“The bilateral relationship of Mexico and.
La Plancha, a historical opportunity for “La Blanca Mérida”
Residents of the neighborhoods near to.
Relatives of the 43 of Ayotzinapa face Mexico City police near Los Pinos
On April 24, relatives of the.
Judge bans Frida Kahlo’s Barbie doll to be sold in Mexico
A judge banned the sale in.
Mexico and Vietnam strengthen bilateral relationship
With more than 40 years of.
Mexico and the European Union reach a trade deal that virtually eliminates tariffs
CNN collaborator Jackie Wattles reports that the.
Yucatecan honey, a symbol of flavor and quality
Yucatan is the main producer and.