CNDH refused to send visitors to investigate the murder of little Heidi

Relatives accuse that the Sedena soldiers opened fire on them during a confusing moment of persecution, causing Heidi to be killed by a stray bullet (Photo: Special)

On August 31, the death of the minor was announced. Heidi Mariana Perez Rodriguezafter a stray bullet hit his head during a gunfight.

Presumably, this would have been fired by elements of the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) while they persecuted suspected criminals.

This tragedy shocked Mexicans and the Human Rights Committee (HRC) from Nuevo Laredo filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) with character of extra urgent.

However, on Friday afternoon, the CDH of Nuevo Laredo presented another statement in which they denounced that the National Commission refused to send visitors to Nuevo Laredo to investigate the fact.

According to the statement, the general director of the Second Inspectorate of the National Human Rights Commission, Omar Jair Pasaran Nieto“refused to send lawyers, experts and psychologists to investigate the arbitrary death of the girl Heidi Mariana Perez Rodriguez.

The CDH of Nuevo Laredo requested the resignation of the official (photo: Twitter)

Instead, they revealed that Omar Jair plans to do the research over the phone and long distance.

“The president of the Human Rights Committee, Raymundo Ramos, reported that the CNDH official intends to investigate the events remotely and by telephone, thus violating the right to petition and the seriousness of the case.”

They reported that Pasarán Nieto limited himself to calling the next of kin by phone so that they could send by email testimonies and official documentation of the minor.

Similarly, they claimed that they have not made a public condemnation of the case, since it is a case of extreme gravity: “On the contrary, it has kept a complicit silence with the Secretary of National Defense.” Therefore, they demanded the immediate resignation of Pasarán Nieto due to the “lack of respect and sensitivity.”

Faced with this situation, the CDH of Nuevo Laredo delivered a letter on Friday morning addressed to Guillermo Fernandez-Maldonado Castrorepresentative in Mexico of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to request his intervention.

The relatives of the minor indicated that it was the responsibility of the army (Photo: CUARTOSCURO)
The relatives of the minor indicated that it was the responsibility of the army (Photo: CUARTOSCURO)

According to the first reports, Heidi was aboard a vehicle on August 31 when, in a confusing moment, assumptions soldiers opened fire on alleged criminals. It was then that a stray bullet hit the minor.

Their stepmother took her in the car to an IMSS hospital to be treated for pain, along with her seven-year-old brother Kevin. Another hit the stepmother’s shoulder.

Adriana Aracely Rodriguez GuerraHeidi’s grandmother demonstrated outside the Macario Zamora military barracks, in Nuevo Laredo, who assured that after having hit them several times with their weapons, the uniformed men did not stop or approach them.

On the other hand in the morning conference of the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gave his condolences and assured that the head of Sedena, Luis Cresencio Sandovalimmediately ordered the investigation.

“Nothing else that is already resolved today about the responsibility of who shotof the groups, if it was from the Army, because they are even contributing to the investigation”, he declared and asserted that there is no impunity for anyone.


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