The Centre “Citizens in Support for Human Rights” CADHAC, the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity in Monterrey Nuevo Leon and the families of the disappeared met with state authorities of the Nuevo Leon Office of the State Attorney on November 21st, 2012. Close to noon, the families of the disappeared began a march to the State Attorney office with photos of their missing relatives and signs that said: “Where are they?”.
Sister Consuelo Morales, director of CADHAC, indicated that there have been advances in six cases from the 49 that have been analyzed with state authorities in order to locate the whereabouts of 43 victims of enforced disappearance. The outcome of these investigations, according to sister Consuelo, have been sad, since there are indications that some of the disappeared have been murdered. Still, further investigations need to be done by state authorities in order to confirm this information. In some other cases, about 30 people have been jailed because of their involvement in enforced disappearance. While the state legislature of Nuevo León has passed a law which recognizes enforced disappearance as a crime in the local jurisdiction, the state governor has not approved and signed the law yet. If you wish to contact the state governor of Nuevo Leon to ask him to approve this law, twitter @RodrigoMedina or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org