Two Mexican Social Activists Found Tortured, Murdered

The bodies of two well-known social activists were found Guerrero, Mexico showing clear signs of torture.


Raul Lucas and Manuel Ponce were captured on February 13th by three people claiming to be police in Ayutla de los Libres, according to relatives. The men were attending a meeting regarding plans to open several new schools in the area.

Lucas and Ponce worked for the non-profity Future of the Mixteco People. They’ve engaged in many campaigns in defense of Mexico’s native people; most recently, they fought against the planned construction ofLa Parota dam in Acapulco, citing the displacement of thousands and the negative effect the resevoir would have on the local environment.

Via: Prensa Latina
Photo via: Frontline Defenders

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