WHEREAS, due to the lack of justice, the IAPA submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) investigations and complaints about the murders of Alfredo Jiménez Mota, Francisco Ortiz Franco, Víctor Manuel Oropeza, Héctor Félix Miranda and Benjamín Flores González, which are at different stages of the proceedings
WHEREAS, in the case of Alfredo Jimenez Mota, who has been missing since April 2, 2005, a friendly settlement agreement was reached with the Government, and compliance with the deal has been progressing satisfactorily
WHEREAS the case of Francisco Ortiz Franco, murdered on June 22, 2004, was admitted to the IACHR at the end of 2020, and the family and the IAPA have been negotiating a friendly settlement agreement with the Government for the past year but have not yet received a positive response
WHEREAS, the talks on the case of Víctor Manuel Oropeza, murdered on July 3, 1991, have not progressed, and the State has still not complied with the recommendations of the IACHR of November 19, 1999, in its report No. 130/99, aimed at a complete, impartial and effective investigation to determine the criminal responsibility of all the murderers; to determine whether there was a cover-up and crimes against the administration of justice and to adequately compensate the family members for the violations of their human rights
WHEREAS, in the case of Héctor Félix Miranda, murdered on April 20, 1988, the recommendations of April 13, 1999, of the IACHR in its report No. 50/99, aimed at conducting a serious, complete, impartial, and effective investigation to determine the criminal responsibility of all the murderers, and to adequately compensate the next of kin for the violations of their human rights, remain unheeded
WHEREAS that the case of Benjamín Flores González, murdered on July 15, 1997, continues in impunity and that violations of the rights to life, personal integrity, personal liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and the right to judicial protection, precepts contemplated in the American Convention on Human Rights, persist
WHEREAS Principle 4 of the Declaration of Chapultepec says: "Murder, terrorism, kidnapping, pressure, intimidation, unjust imprisonment of journalists, material destruction of the media, the violence of any kind and impunity for aggressors severely curtail freedom of expression and of the press" and that "these acts should be promptly investigated and severely punished."
THE 79th IAPA GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLVES
Reiterate to the State the urgent request to address the cases sponsored by the IAPA before the IACHR of Alfredo Jiménez Mota, Francisco Ortiz Franco, Víctor Manuel Oropeza, Héctor Félix Miranda, and Benjamín Flores González
Ratify the commitment of the IAPA, the Alianza de Medios Mx, and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, who jointly represent some of the cases, to ensure that these cases are not forgotten and that impunity is not allowed and that the victims' families are satisfactorily compensated.