Human rights defender and two-time presidential candidate Rosario Ibarra de Piedra died on the morning of Saturday, April 16, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) reported.
Ibarra was 95 years old and suffered from health problems. For this reason, in October 2019 he did not go to the Senate to receive the Belisario Domínguez medal – which the upper house awards to outstanding Mexicans – but in his name was received by his daughter, Rosario Piedra Ibarra, current head of the CNDH.
The CNDH regrets the sensitive death of the social fighter, Rosario Ibarra de Piedra, mother of our president, of Claudia, Carlos and Jesus this morning in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León. pic.twitter.com/Vi1OGKwwXP
— CNDH in Mexico (@CNDH) April 16, 2022
Rosario Ibarra de Piedra was born in Coahuila on February 24, 1927. He began doing political and social activism after the disappearance of his son Jesús Piedra Ibarra, who was a student at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL) and disappeared in the 1970s.
The disappearance occurred in the context of the so-called “dirty war” in Mexico, as the period in which federal forces repressed, detained, disappeared and murdered political opponents, guerrillas and citizens in general is known.
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