Mexico: "Disappearance" / fear for safety

Mexico: "Disappearance" / fear for safety

Index Number: AMR 41/053/1997
Date Published: 1 July 1997
Categories: Americas, Mexico

Jose Pacheco Pineda, "disappeared" leader of Independent Peasant Organization of Indigenous Communities (OCICI) in the state of Guerrero; Severo and Mauro Oyorzabal also OCICI leaders, fear for safety: On 27 June 1997 Jose Pacheco Pineda was abducted by four unidentified men who allegedly have links with the security forces. There are serious concerns for his safety. In light of the claims in the media about OCICI leaders there are also fears that the brothers Severo and Mauro Oyorzabal are at risk of being "disappeared" by the security forces or paramilitary groups.

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