Historia del caso: Guadalupe Calzada
La defensora de derechos humanos Sra Guadalupe Calzada sigue haciendo frente a riesgos graves como resultado de su posición como fundadora y coordinadora del Albergue San Juan Diego, en Lechería, Estado de México, México, a pesar de recibir protección policial tras las amenazas anteriores a su seguridad.
Guadalupe Calzada es fundadora y coordinadora del Albergue San Juan Diego, en Lechería, México. El Albergue San Juan Diego es un hostal, operado de manera voluntaria, que ofrece alojamiento, ayuda y apoyo a migrantes, muchos de los cuales están bajo peligro de secuestro de las bandas criminales y las organizaciones de tráfico de personas que operan en la zona. El albergue es un parte de la Dimensión Pastoral de la Movilidad Humana, una red católica de defensa de los derechos de los migrantes.
Human rights defender Ms Guadalupe Calzada continues to face serious risks as a result of her position as founder and Coordinator of the Albergue San Juan Diego in Lechería, Mexico State, Mexico, despite receiving police protection following previous threats to her security.
The latest threat occurred on 9 February 2011 when Guadalupe Calzada was subjected to death threats by unknown individuals. The Albergue San Juan Diego is a hostel, operated on a volunteer basis, which offers accommodation, help and support to migrants, many of whom are under threat of abduction from criminal gangs and human trafficking organisations operating in the area. The hostel is a member of the Dimensión Pastoral de la Movilidad Humana – DPMH (Pastoral Dimension of Human Mobility) network, a Catholic Church-run network defending migrants' rights.
On 9 February 2011, a member of the DPMH received a telephone call from an unknown individual who stated that Guadalupe Calzada would be killed between the 8th and 10th of February 2011. The incident was reported to the authorities.
The Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos - CNDH (National Human Rights Commission) had granted precautionary protection measures to Guadalupe Calzada as a result of previous threats and specifically relating to an incident in July 2010 when armed members of the federal police reportedly used excessive force against members of the hostel as they attempted to detain migrants who were on the street at the location.
On 30 January 2011, an individual reported to Guadalupe Calzada that they had overheard discussions between presumed members of a trafficking organisation in which it was indicated that they planned to burn down the hostel and assassinate Guadalupe Calzada. On the same day, the municipal police arrested an individual thought to have been among this group, who had verbally assaulted Guadalupe Calzada outside of the hostel.
Front Line believes that the threats against Guadalupe Calzada are directly related to her legitimate and peaceful work in defence of the human rights of migrants. Front line is gravely concerned for the physical and psychological integrity of Guadalupe Calzada and other individuals associated with the Albergue San Juan Diego, as well as defenders of migrants' rights in Mexico State as well as Mexico in general.