Mexico City, Mexico — The Human Rights Commission has asked Mexico to clarify the situation regarding three missing Italian men who disappeared from Tecatitlán, Jalisco on January 31.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued precautionary measure for Italians Raffaele Russo, Antnio Russo and Vincenzo Cimmino, urging Mexican authorities to guarantee life and integrity.
According to official information, at least 7 police are known to be involved in their disappearance, with four of them having already been arrested.
In a letter, officials of IACHR call the situation of the three missing men serious and urgent since their whereabouts is still unknown. The letter also requests Mexico adopt the necessary measures to protect their rights to life and personal integrity and to guarantee effective search actions.
Mexican authorities are asked to “Report on the actions taken in order to investigate the alleged facts.” The IACHR also acknowledges that they are aware that on February 1, a missing person’s complaint was filed with the Prosecutor’s Office of Guadalajara.
The commission notes with special concern, that the petitioner has indicated the alleged participation of police agents of the state regarding the disappearance. The Human Rights Commission has given Mexico 15 days to provide an update with the requested information.
Francesco, the son of missing Italian Raffaele, told The Herald of Mexico that he trusts the intervention of the IACHR will be a hope for the tragedy his family is going through.