Another case of Police abuse in Oaxaca leaves one young man dead and another injured


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Oaxaca, Oax. June 12, 2020.- For the alleged theft of a bicycle, on May 6, brothers Diego Luna Paz and Jaziel Luna Paz were detained by agents of the municipal police of San Pablo Huitzo, Oaxaca; beaten and tortured, and one of them died.

Pedimos justicia por asesinato de Diego y tortura de Juan Jaciel ...

The other victim managed to save his life. But, the police officers, together with other attackers that wanted to lynch the two young men, brutally hit them with sticks and tubes, and then threw them handcuffed into a ravine, where Diego lost his life as a result of the injuries.

Jaziel survived the beating and reported that he and his brother were beaten up on the orders of the municipal trustee.

Victims’ grandfather (Photo:

As in these types of cases, the victim’s attorney demanded a prompt response and an investigation, since the State Attorney General’s Office has not prosecuted the case for more than a month.

Authorities from the municipality of San Pablo Huitzo denounced through a statement the participation of their police officers in the arrest of the two minors, which led to the death of one of them.

“We know that nothing will bring the young Diego Luna Paz back to life and we join the family’s demand for justice, the community supports his demand,” says the document released publicly.

The authority said that it will provide full support to the State Attorney General’s Office, the body in charge of investigating the murder of the young man, however organizations are asking for precautionary measures for the young man and his family.

“We will not tolerate any case of impunity. Those who are responsible will be punished”, declared the mayor.

Contact Oaxaca government officials and let them know this behavior is not acceptable

Interior de la Secretaría de Turismo
Av. Juárez No 703, Centro, Oaxaca De Juárez, Oax. C.P. 68000
Tel (951) 50-2-12-00 ext. 1506
Lunes A Domingo 9:00-20:00 Hrs.

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