Dr. Homero Ramos Gloria Procurador General de Justicia del Estado de Coahuila Centro Metropolitano Av. Humberto Castilla Salas #600 Saltillo, Coahuila, C.P. 25050
May 23, 2013
Dear Dr. Ramos Gloria:
I am writing in my capacity as chair of the Committee on Human Rights of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine to express our deep concern about the fate of José Antonio Robledo Fernández, a Mexican engineering colleague who has disappeared after being abducted from a parking lot in Monclova, Coahuila on January 25, 2009.
Mr. Robledo was employed by the ICA Fluor Daniel company at the time of his disappearance. While he was speaking on the telephone, he was approached by several men who reportedly inquired about his employer before ordering him into a car. When Mr. Robledo’s parents began to investigate their son’s disappearance, they were threatened and warned not to speak to the authorities.