Community Radio Host and Local Council Leader of Okomicho, Charapan Municipality, Michoacan, Esteban Cruz Rosas, reported missing.
The Michoacan Public Prosecutor’s Office reported that on April 28, he was last seen around 2:30 p.m. on the Tangancícuaro-Ocumicho highway, near José de Gracia.
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We regret to inform you that our colleague Esteban Cruz Rosas, General Manager of the Indigenous Radio Station of Okumicho, Michoacan, is missing. They took him alive, we want him alive! AMARCALC Tweet embed Tweet embed Tweet embed Tweet embed pic.twitter.com/knDWSrJTa1
– AMARC Mexico (amarcmexico) April 29, 2022
The Article 19 organization stated that according to the documents, Esteban, 60, was driving on the Tangancicuaro-Ocumicho highway with his family when an armed group intercepted them and took the broadcaster away.
It is known that the journalist has A history of security threats and incidentsorganization said.
📢 Article 19 urges the mechanism to coordinate with Tweet embed s Search_MX In order to take urgent measures to search for him and his survival as well as to provide immediate protection to Esteban’s families and colleagues.
– Article 19 MX-CA (@article19mex) April 29, 2022
According to his search profile, he was wearing a brown short-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and brown shoes. As a special sign, he has a mole on his right cheek.
The High Council of Indigenous Peoples called on indigenous communities to take over the highways until Esteban Cruz emerged alive.
“We hold the Michoacan government and the republic’s government responsible for the act or omission of leaving the Okumicho community unprotected and not supporting their research,” they said in a statement.
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