2002
31/12/2002
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UPDATE & ANALYSIS:
30/04/2003

2002

16 February 2002: Valentina Rosendo Cantú, an indigenous Tlapaneca, is interrogated, threatened, beaten and raped by members of the 41st Infantry Battalion in Barranca Bejuco, Montaña Region.

14 March 2002: the State Commission of Human Rights (CODDEHUM) releases recommendation 019/2002, which covers nine recent cases of forced disappearance. The report implicates 21 members of the Judicial Police as responsible, including various commanders and state directors of the State Judicial Police.

23 March 2002: 4,000 indigenous people from the Costa-Montaña region and 700 community police officers march in support of the Community Police of San Luis Acatlán four days after the expiration of the term imposed by the state government and the Army demanding the disappearance of the Community Police.

25 March 2002: another indigenous Tlapaneca woman, Inés Fernández Ortega, is raped by members of the 41st Infantry Batallion in Barranca Tecuani, Costa Chica.

31 May 2002: after four years of imprisonment, political prisoners Erika Zamora and Efrén Cortés, detained during the El Charco Massacre, are released from prison. They had been imprisoned under the accusation of belonging to the EPR.

November 2002: indigenous Amuzgos of Xochistlahuaca create an autonomous municipality. Given the complete loss of trust in government institutions and political parties, and the conviction that they will never be able to resolve through institutional channels their primary necessities and the conflicts that fragment their communities, they decide to re-institute the form of government of their forefathers and to invest in an autonomous governing project without any relationship to political parties or the state authorities of Guerrero.