Christian Solidarity Worldwide Calls for Renewed Investigations on First Anniversary of Mexican Pastor’s Abduction

Pastor Aaron Mendez Ruiz. Credit: Facebook/Aaron Mendez Ruiz

Christian Solidarity Worldwide is calling on the Mexican government to renew investigations into the abduction of Protestant Pastor Aarón Méndez Ruiz and his co-worker Alfredo Castillo de Luna, on the first anniversary of their forcible disappearance from the migrant shelter where they worked in Nuevo Laredo, on the US-Mexico border.

According to CSW Pastor Méndez Ruiz and Mr Castillo de Luna were kidnapped from the AMAR migrant shelter where they worked on 3 August 2019, after the pastor blocked an attempt by an organised criminal group to kidnap Cuban asylum seekers from the shelter. The two men have not been seen or heard from since.

In October 2019 the Inter-American Human Rights Commission (CIDH) issued a call to the Mexican government to detail what measures it has taken “to determine the whereabouts or destination” of the two men, to protect the families of the victims and report the progress of the investigations of the facts. Despite this, there has been no progress in the investigation and no perpetrators have been held to account.

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SOURCE: Assist News