Monday, August 24, 2020

Coahuila state police torture and kill journalist in Piedras Negras, family says the police had been issuing threats

by Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat


The demand for justice and investigation surrounds the death of journalist Juan Nelcio Espinoza Menera, in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, The reporter and social activist was known on social media as “El Valedor TV”.
On Friday the 22st Juan was covering live the violence brought forth by a confrontation between CDN and state police. 

State police arrested the independent reporter and took him into custody where is charged, he was beaten, tortured and killed. These events are yet to be explained.

The UN-DH [human rights] reports that every death that occurs when a person is detained or in the custody of the State, its agents, must be investigated in accordance with the highest international standards. "This investigation must make it possible to determine the cause of death, the manner in which it occurred, its place and time, and all the circumstances of the case."


The UN-DH indicated, among the circumstances that must be taken into account are the allegations of possible previous attacks or threats by police officers which the journalist's family has claimed, as well as the possible linking the arrest to his work as a journalist.

According to reports the journalist’s body revealed extreme torture and was left with many fractures including his arms and spine. Additionally, he was strangled and suffered head injuries.

He was dead on arrival.

Police have attempted to spread the rumor that the journalist was intoxicated, however, witnesses at the scene say this is untrue. 

The events occurred around 11am

Coahuila state police changes their name periodically, but it appears little else has changed from its dark history of human rights violations and charges of extrajudicial killings.

Piedras Negras is a border city in the state of Coahuila, which butts up to Eagle Pass Texas.  It is the premier border city in Coahuila for CDN, however Zetas Vieja Escuela (Old School Zetas ) has a presence and is currently showing signs of taking advantage of the military and police operation against CDN, by making a move to wards greater control.

15 comments:

  1. This is fucked up. Why the fuck did they have to torture him so much?

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  2. That is so sad, hopefully those responsible will be brought to justice.

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    1. Not much hope for that. Rest in peace, senor.

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  3. The people of Mexico should get behind the golorious cdn in their fight against the scum state police of Coahuila still hung up because their daddy 40 killed that nephew of the former governor

    ATTE SCOTTISH ZETA

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  4. Chiva
    My wifes family are from Coahuila and they say the fuerza Coahuila which was once called GATES, usually ask for piso and sell drugs.

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    1. it is 100 percent true. that is why i say they change the name but remain the same....since i been working in coahuila i have heard this. many atrocities.

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    2. GAFES, not GATES, right???

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    3. No its GATES, i think were created by Ruben Moreira. GAFES is a federal special forces. completely different

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    4. Gates are undercover Golfos

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  5. This saddens me to hear about Juan.

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  6. Mexico has become a joke, what a travesty!

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  7. poor innocent guy had a calling to report and thats what got him killed so sad.

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  8. Mexico is a failed state. I spent year defending Mexico but it is clear that it is now a failed state. Mexico can not protect it's people and that is the first obligation of a government.

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  9. Sonia Villarreal former mayor of piedras negras is in charge of that cartel at the moment. The moreira brothers run the gates in order for them control the state. Humberto moreira former governor of coahuila accused of working with zetas is protected by same force. Since their corrupt leaders P.R.I political party spreads throughout Mexico and have been in power for decades that the reason the guys act like tough guys. Gates distribute and sell most of the meth in coahuila and reason no other big time cartel currently operates in coahuila. Officers rape, torture and will plant drugs and weapons if you get in their way. The reporter was known for being raw with his information and that puts important people on the grill, so one has to go and it's not them.

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