Mesures Conservatoires

Résolution No. 1/23
MC 42-23 - Ricardo Arturo Lagunes Gasca and Antonio Díaz Valencia, Mexico

On January 22, 2023, the IACHR decided to grant precautionary measures in favor of Ricardo Arturo Lagunes Gasca and Antonio Díaz Valencia, in Mexico. The request for precautionary measures indicates that since January 15, 2023, the whereabouts or fate of the beneficiaries is unknown. It was also reported that prior to their disappearance, both beneficiaries participated in a communal assembly in Aquila, Michoacán, a community where Ricardo Lagunes provided legal accompaniment and Antonio Díaz is a community leader. Pursuant to Article 25 of its Rules of Procedure, the Commission requested that the State of Mexico:

  1. redouble the efforts to determine the whereabouts or fate of Ricardo Arturo Lagunes Gasca and Antonio Díaz Valencia, in order to protect their rights to life and personal integrity; and
  2. report on the actions taken to investigate the facts that led to the adoption of this precautionary measure, so as to prevent such events from reoccurring.

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