Tecate.- During the afternoon of this Thursday, Angelita León, president of the search collective “Unión y Fuerza por Nuestros Desaparecidos en Tecate”, was shot to death while she was inside a beauty salon.
The events occurred around 1:27 p.m. inside the business that she owned, located on Arturo Guerra Street, in the Loma Alta neighborhood of Tecate, where municipal authorities indicate that she was injured in the face by gunshots. of fire.
The young woman, leader of the group, was looking for her brother Juan José Vázquez León, who has been missing since 2018.
The Baja California State Human Rights Commission (CEDHBC) urged law enforcement authorities to investigate and clarify the murder of the missing persons search activist.
The ombudsperson, Jorge Ochoa, issued a call particularly to the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) to carry out the necessary procedures to determine the origin of this aggression and avoid impunity.
Likewise, the president of the CEDHBC stressed that any attack on human rights defenders is an affront to the entire social fabric due to its structural implications.
Finally, Jorge Ochoa reported that the Autonomous Public Organization unofficially opened an investigation file to review the actions of the authorities in responding to this case and because it involved an attack on a human rights defender.
The Tecate collective “United Families Searching for Our Disappeared” showed their repudiation through their Facebook account, where they called on all search groups to ask for justice.
“The only thing left was for them to start killing us, sadly Angelita Leon leaves this world in such a terrible way, we blame the authorities entirely for not being able to protect us, we did their job and now they will begin to murder us,” they noted through the message.
Originally published in The Tijuana Sun