Demonstration to honor slain activist, Marisela Escobedo Ortiz, Wednesday in Juárez
Activists calling for justice in the murder of Marisela Escobedo Ortiz will conduct a march Wednesday in Juárez.
A coalition of advocacy organizations and relatives of victims is organizing the protest demonstration, said Judith Galarza, a veteran activist.
Escobedo’s public murder in front of the governor’s palace in Chihuahua City made headlines around the world and elicited the condemnation of Amnesty International and the United Nations.
She was protesting the release by Chihuahua state judges of a suspect in her daughter’s 2008 slaying when a man wielding a gun shot her at close range on Thursday. Security cameras recorded her murder.