The case of a young woman allegedly tortured and raped by employees of the Federal Commission for Electricity (CFE) of the Mexican state sparked a mobilization in Juarez Cityone of the epicenters of femicides that have plagued Mexico for decades.
In Ciudad Juarez, in the northern state of Chihuahua and on the border with the United States, women from the city of Samalayuca demonstrated to demand justice for CynthiaA 31-year-old girl who was raped, tortured, mutilated and abandoned on the spot by her attackers, who thought she was dead.
The events took place on April 23, when a woman was invited to a party by a CFE official. She accepted the invitation, and a few hours after her arrival, without realizing it, they allegedly presented hallucinogenic substance in your drink.
Isabelle, the victim’s aunt told Efa, “After she was drugged, she (Cynthia) doesn’t remember much. But she remembers the subjects who raped her.” The young woman assured that she was not only raped, but also was mutilated.
And since the attackers thought she was dead, they abandoned her in a remote part of the city. They left her without realizing that she had her own mobile phone and therefore, the next day, when she woke up, she was able to communicate with her family.
The victim has already identified the perpetrators.
“When she called us, they took her to the women’s hospital, what they did to her was horrendous. She (Cynthia) knows them and no action has been taken against them,” Isabelle says. He assures that Cynthia is already responsiblebut no response from the authorities. “She is emotionally ill, responsible persons are on leave from work, this is unfair,” she laments.
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Efe tried to get a response from the CFE on the case, but Ciudad Juarez Superintendent Alejandro Hernandez said that area of the city was not in his area of coverage.
Although he confirmed that he was the distribution manager of the CFE who subordinated those mentioned in this case, he said that he “did not know” what to comment on this matter.
Maria Elena RamosCiudad Juarez activist for femicide at the border, calls for action from outside Government. “Impunity in Chihuahua in the country is alarming,” he says.
He added that society has “lost its sensitivity” to violent attacks on women. “We demand that the community join and participate in prevention efforts and provide women with safe places to have fun.”
According to the Chihuahua prosecutor’s office, there were 73 premeditated murders of women in the state this year, of which 41% – 56% – occurred in the municipality of Juarez.
Imelda Marrufo, the leader of the Red Mesa de Mujeres, argues that “impunity in this city will lead to more violence, it is a call to the aggressors to continue to do the same actions, because nothing will happen.” He says the demonstration calls on the public not to be indifferent to such situations, not to normalize cases like Cynthia’s.
The Mexican government registered 1,004 femicide victims in 2021, up 2.66% from 2020.
“It is important that the investigations be quick, this is the need to put in more investigative police. We will ask the authorities to deal with this and other unfinished business,” he concludes.
The Mexican government registered 1004 femicide victims in 2021as homicide motivated by gender-based violence is qualified, 2.66% more than in 2020.
If we add 2,747 women who were victims of premeditated killings, a total of 3,751 Mexican women were killed. last year, which is more than 10 per day.
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