Human Rights Organizations Demand Protection for Margarita Carpio


Mexican, regional and international human rights and feminist organizations are denouncing the attempted rape, murder and continual threats committed against a female police officer, prompting the Mexico City Human Rights Commission to grant precautionary measures to ensure her protection. In September, Margarita González Carpio, a police officer in the Mexican state of Querétaro, was sexually assaulted and beaten unconscious by the state’s Federal Police Chief. Following the attack, Ms. Carpio was denied her right to press charges and obtain protection despite ongoing threats, including from the police. Ms Carpio’s lawyers have been forced to withdraw for fear of their own lives. In Spanish.

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