Posted in the Borderland Beat Forum by Texcoco
Around noon today it was announced that Nepomuceno Moreno Nuñez, from Movimiento por la Paz (Movement for peace), was shot and killed in Hermosillo, Sonora.
Nepomuceno Moreno participated in the Dialogue for Peace with President Felipe Calderon at the Castle of Chapultepec, where he denounced the illegal detention and enforced disappearance of his son Jorge Mario.
Here a video that tells what happened to his son:
Moreno Nuñez was 56 years old and his body was found inside a truck. According to witnesses, the car he was riding was passed by another vehicle, from which he was shot. He had seven gunshot wounds.
State and municipal police are already looking for the attackers.
For its part, the capital ex-ombudsman and spokesman of the Movement for Peace, Emilio Álvarez Icaza, announced the possibility of taking the family of Nepomuceno Moreno out of the country.
This afternoon, we are planning a rally in front of office of the state of Sonora in Mexico City, to protest the killing.
The issue now moves in the network with the hashtag # Nepomuceno.
The case of Jorge Mario Moreno (son)
Nepomuceno Moreno stated that “he was resigned to fight all alone against the government of Sonora. They don’t want to talk with me, they laugh at me. Before, I went to the army barracks to denounce the kidnapping of my son, wrote letters to the Deputy for Research of Organized Crime (SIEDO) and no one listened to me. Then I joined the Peace Movement because social organizations have the power to sit President Calderon in a dialogue and Justice attorneys are required to reopen the investigation. ”
On July 2010, Jorge Mario went with three friends from Hermosillo (Sonora) to Ciudad Obregon, and before reaching his hotel, police intercepted them with heavy weapons, so they fled. All vehicles passed through the toll booth and men in uniform started shooting at them, my son asked for help to 066-emergency phone service and the police answered, but didn’t help them.
It was something planned by the police, the officers chased my son and one of his friends, both left the car to run for their lives. His friend ran away and now lives in exile in the U.S. My son walked 20 miles to get to an Oxxo store, from there he called us “I have had problems, the police is chasing me and they were shooting.” I told him not to move from the store. To look for a friend from Guaymas to pick him up, because Guaymas it is closer to Ciudad Obregon then Hermosillo.
While my son Mario was on the phone, he said, “the police is comming for me, with guns in hand.”
He was handcuffed and taken away in a white van,” said Moreno.