They ask to change anti-crime plan after murders of Jesuits

Pedro Sánchez Briones / Reforma Agency

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 23:40

Chihuahua.— The activist Víctor Quintana Silveyra considered that the murder of the two Jesuit priests Javier Campos and Joaquín Mora, in Cerocahui, should be the watershed to contain the criminal violence against the people of the Sierra Tarahumara.

“For the authorities of the three levels of government, this must be the turning point to implement once and for all, a change in strategy against organized crime that has devastated the entire Sierra Tarahumara, which displaces entire communities, devastates and burns forests. , seizes cattle, sows terror among the population,” Quintana Silveyra shared on her Facebook account.

“It is not by blaming the various levels of government that the problem is solved, but by implementing an effective strategy, close to the people, which, while addressing the social causes of crime, acts immediately against its manifestations,” he added. .

The Jesuit priests Javier Campos and Joaquín Mora were assassinated on Monday when they gave aid to a man shot and persecuted by criminals who tried to take refuge in their temple.

According to the first investigations of the Government of Chihuahua, the civilian murdered along with the priests was a tourist guide identified as Pedro Heliodoro Palma Gutiérrez, who was kidnapped in a hotel in Cerocahui and later taken to the temple.

“We express our indignation and sadness at this triple murder and we join the demand for clarification of the facts and prompt and expeditious justice,” said Quintana Silveyra, former Secretary of Social Development in the previous state Administration.

He said he recognized the unreserved dedication and mystique of service of the priests Campos and Mora.

“May the sacrifice of Javier Campos and Joaquín Mora not be in vain. May it serve to finally put an end to the violence and terror of the Tarahumara people.”

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