CHILPANCINGO, Gro.- The Catholic priest Alejandro Solalinde publicly denounced the disappearance of the indigenous activist and member of the Council of Community Authorities of the municipality of Ayutla de los Libres, Obtilia Eugenio Manuel -who was granted precautionary measures- and a member of the Me 'Phaa Indigenous People's Organization (OPIM).
Both activists had previously received threats, denounced the Catholic priest and defender of migrants.
Since 2005, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has ordered the Mexican State to guarantee the safety of Obtilia Eugenio in the face of systemic threats due to her work in defense of human rights and the legal actions she undertook against the Army in the case of the sexual violation against Valentina Rosendo Cantú and Inés Fernández Ortega, a crime registered in February and March 2002, in the municipalities of Ayutla de los Libres and Acatepec.
Eugenio Manuel was accompanied by Hilario Cornelio Castro and in the town of Tierra Colorada, municipal seat of Juan R. Escudero, boarded a collective taxi to go to the capital of the state near 07:00 hours yesterday.

According to official reports, activists disappeared on a Mexico-Acapulco federal highway where self-defense groups linked to narcos through Governor Hector Astudillo are present and maintain roadblocks from Tierra Colorada to Chilpancingo, through the towns of El Ocotito and Petaquillas.

At night, Father Solalinde issued two messages through his Twitter account:
In a second message he added:
In June 2016, Governor Hector Astudillo Flores met with members of the OPIM, led by Obtilia Eugenio Manuel at the official Casa Guerrero residence in this capital where the president announced economic aid for the communities of the municipality of Ayutla.
The state government even granted precautionary measures and State Police guards to the Mixteca leader due to death threats she had been receiving for several years, but intensified last November.

However, the state authorities have not yet explained why the state police did not accompany the indigenous woman who is part of the Council of Community Authorities of Ayutla yesterday, the new governing body of this indigenous municipality that is located in the region of the Costa Chica and where Nahua, Mixtec and Tlapanec peoples converge.