Two suspects in the disappearance of British activist in Oaxaca are arrested


Elements of the State Investigation Agency detained two people suspected of being involved in the disappearance and death of the anti-corruption British/Mexican activist Claudia Uruchurtu Cruz

Elements of the State Investigation Agency detained two persons allegedly involved in the disappearance and death of the anti-corruption activist Claudia Uruchurtu Cruz, reported on March 26 of this year, in the municipality of Asunción Nochixtlán, in the Mixteca region.

As a result of the revelations of protected witnesses, the arrest warrant was executed against a woman, identified as Janet V., and a male, RA, “El greñas” or “El colas”.

According to versions, the accused is the wife of one of the defendants along with Lizbeth Victoria Huerta, the former mayor named for the crime of forced disappearance against the activist, likewise, the other detainee is accused of disappearing the body of Uruchurtu. Both detainees are at the disposal of the Control Judge, who will determine their legal situation in a few hours.

In the course of the investigation, five arrests have been made of the same number of people presumed responsible for disappearing and murdering the activist, who at the time questioned the administration of the mayor, according to the Oaxaca General Prosecutor’s Office.

The day before, the family of the disappeared activist confirmed that the Superior Court of Justice of Oaxaca ratified the link to the Victoria Huerta process, as well as her lawyer and a driver.

The defendants resorted to the appeal against the link to the process that was dictated last May, by the Control Judge of the Judicial Circuit of Valles Centrales.

Sara Uruchurtu, through the bilingual blog “We miss Claudia” explained that the decision of the Judiciary “means that there is sufficient evidence from the background of the investigation to establish that the crime of forced disappearance has been committed and that there is the probability that the accused committed it (to the detriment of his sister) ”.

Likewise, he thanked organizations and groups of relatives of the disappeared for joining his cause, demanding the search for his sister, as well as for truth and justice.


The Oaxaca Post