Mexico: Video Produced By Front Line In Memory Of Bety Cariño
Video and statement from Front Line Defenders on the 2nd anniversary of the assassination of Bety Cariño
April 27 marks the 2nd anniversary of the assassination of Mexican human rights defender Bety Cariño, killed by paramilitary forces while she was part of a humanitarian convoy to San Juan Copala in Oaxaca, Mexico.
A few weeks before she was killed, Bety spoke at the 2010 Front Line Defenders Dublin Platform. She stirred the audience with her testimony:
“Today we want to live another history; we are rebelling and we are saying enough is enough…Despite their threats, despite their slanders, despite their harassment, we continue to walk towards a sun which we think shines strongly. We think the time of the peoples is coming closer, the time of unrepressed women, the time of the people at the bottom.”
Front Line Defenders remembers Bety, and continues to call for Mexican authorities to take action to bring her killers to justice. For a tribute video, click here, and for the 2010 Dublin Plaform Book of Testimonies, including Bety's on page 34, click here.