Slain Mexican activist's kin found dead
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Mexican soldiers recovered the bodies early Friday of three close relatives of a prominent human rights activist who herself was assassinated last year in a small town near Ciudad Juarez on the West Texas border.
The sister, brother and sister-in-law of activist Josefina Reyes Salazar had been abducted Feb. 7 by at least six armed men as they traveled a road near their home in Guadalupe, on the Rio Grande 35 miles down river from El Paso.
Their bodies were dumped on a busy highway near the town sometime before dawn, prosecutor Jorge Gonzalez said in a news conference.
The three are the latest of some dozen rights activists or their relatives murdered in Juarez and the state of Chihuahua in the past three years. They include six members of the Reyes Salazar family killed in the past two years.
"This crime cannot remain in the sea of impunity that is drowning this city," Gustavo de la Rosa, Chihuahua state's human rights investigator in Ciudad Juarez, said in the news conference. "It's an unquestionable aggression against human rights defenders."
Sources: Houston Chronicle
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