Authorities reported on the murder in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, of Isabel Cabanillas, a 26-year-old activist and plastic artist, who was part of the collective Daughters of her Mother Maquilera, in favor of women’s rights.
«A woman who was found lifeless on the public road, between Inocente Ochoa and Francisco I. Madero streets, in the Centro area, was identified by her respective family as Isabel Cabanillas de la Torre, 26,» the Chihuahua Prosecutor’s Office said, in a statement.
«The cause of death of this female woman established that she died due to a laceration of a spinal bulb caused by a fire gun shell in her skull,» she added.
On Sunday, women and activists demonstrated on the streets of Ciudad Juarez, to demand justice for Isabel’s murder.
«Our fight is for you, sister, for you and for the thousands that this efforid system murders daily,» reads on the Facebook profile of Her Mother’s Daughters.
From the collective Ni Una Menos Mx they send us their support and demand with us justice for our partner and sister of struggle Isabel Cabanillas. #IsaViveLaLuchaSigue-NiUnMenosMX
Posted by Daughters of Her Maquilera Mother on Sunday, 19 January 2020
In a video posted last year by the site YoCiudadano, Isabel spoke about the satisfaction that let her paint and see the emotion of the people before her work:
Isabel Cabanillas in #90segundos
Isabel Cabanillas, a 25-year-old Juarense, captures her art in clothing. One of his greatest satisfactions, he says, is to see the emotion on people’s faces when he hands them over his paintings. Meet her in #90segundos!
Posted by YoCiudadano on Thursday, 11 April 2019
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