It's going to take more than the Supreme Court's resolution to bring justice to Mexico.
Ensure that those responsible for the brutal beatings and rapes of the women of Atenco are brought to justice.
TO: Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa — President of Mexico
We are alarmed at reports that Mexican police officers physically and sexually assaulted more than two dozen women in San Salvador Atenco in May 2006 following a public protest in support of local flower sellers. At least 26 women filed complaints alleging they had been subjected to torture, including sexual violence, by police officers. We are appalled that authorities have failed to adequately address these grave abuses.
We welcome the Mexican Supreme Court's affirmation in February 2009 that serious human rights violations took place in San Salvador Atenco in May 2006. We call on you, Mr. President, to show leadership and ensure that federal authorities carry out a thorough and impartial investigation into these abuses. Of nearly 3,000 federal, state and municipal police involved in the Atenco operations, not one has been adequately held accountable for human rights abuses inflicted at the time. We urge you to see to it that all those responsible for crimes against the women of Atenco are brought to justice and that adequate reparations are provided to survivors and their families.