The murder of Cecilia Monzón was an execution, says AMLO; SSPC expects prompt identification of culprits


Qualifying it as an “execution”, the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador condemned the murder of the activist and rights defender, Cecilia Monzonwho was murdered on Saturday by two individuals in Cholula, Puebla.

During his morning conference in National PalaceLópez Obrador said that “work is already underway” to arrest the culprits, and mentioned that there is coordination with the Puebla government for the investigations.

It is a very painful subject. Since we have the information of what happened we are dealing with the serious problem, because it was an execution, it was hit men who murdered her without any doubt. They went on her,” he stated.

For his part, the undersecretary of Security and Citizen Protection, Ricardo Mejia, stated that he had communication with Puebla authorities as soon as the crime occurred last Saturday. She explained that two subjects on a motorcycle shot at the vehicle in which the activist was traveling.

“There is an important issue of identification and also that the Puebla Attorney General’s Office has been in the investigations, the expert reports, and we believe that as has happened in other events, this will also be resolved promptly, and that there will be no impunity,” he said. .

Cecilia Monzón was an activist in favor of abortion and defender of women’s rights. She was also at the time a candidate for the municipal presidency of San Pedro Cholula.

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