Paula Rojas, a member of the Guanajuato Seekers collective, reported that elements of the National Guard raided her home, located in the municipality of León after an alleged anonymous call for drug sales.
According to the Platform for Peace and Justice in Guanajuato, security elements beat minors and people with disabilities who live in the home.
The collective demanded a prompt explanation, after its member met with the prosecutor of Guanajuato, Carlos Zamarripa, on September 2.
We demand a prompt explanation ➡️ Ayer our colleague was in a meeting with @carloszamarr and Specialized Prosecutor’s Office in disappearance and today this happens. @ceaivgto @CNDH @GN_MEXICO_ @IMDHyD @ONUDHmexico https://t.co/5d9F6e1AKu
— Buscadoras Guanajuato (@Buscadoras_Gto) September 3, 2021
After denouncing the fact, the initiative convened a press conference at the National Guard facilities in Villas de San Juan, in León.
The National Center for Citizen Attention of the National Guard only assured that this matter “is already being reviewed by the competent area.”
In October 2020, two young men murdered María del Rosario Zavala Aguilar, who was looking for her son Yatziri Misael Cardona Aguilar, 16, who was disappeared by a group of armed men in León, Guanajuato.
On the night of his murder, a National Guard patrol arrived at the house saying they had received a complaint. Hours later they were not there when the hitmen killed the searcher.
The murder of María Rosario Zavala Aguilar was the first in a series of violent deaths suffered by relatives of the disappeared. With her there are five seekers who took their lives during the current six-year term of Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
The search collectives in Guanajuato have been demanding protection measures for months. Especially after last May 29, when Javier Barajas Piña, 27, who was part of the state search commission after the disappearance of his sister Guadalupe, who disappeared in February 2020 and whose body was found in the graves of Salvatierra, was murdered.
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