THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [UPDATED – Arrests made. See below.] The coroner’s report supposedly indicates trans woman Agnes Torres Sulca was tortured before she was killed last weekend. She was found in a ravine near Atlixco, Mexico on Saturday.
The death of this well-known activist for transgender causes has many calling for a quick resolution into the crime. While some social media comments questions whether justice for Torres will happen, fearing Mexico’s tendency to silence activists, many others however, are hoping enough people pressure the state prosecutor into action.
The Vida Plena Puebla organization: “We are distraught, pained, enraged and saddened by this crime, and feel powerless over how, yet again, a brave person has succumbed to the most brutal of gender-based violence. . . “
UPDATE March 17, 2012: This magazine is reporting the arrest of several suspects in the killing: In a press conference, the Puebla State Attorney General named the four men arrested in connection with the murder of Agnes. Luis Fernando Bravo, Agustín Flores, Marco Antonio Especie, and Agnes’ most recent partner Jorge Flores have all been charged.
UPDATE – This link has more details about the murder and what is occurring on social media: https://awayfare.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/social-media-mobilizes-in-response-to-the-murder-of-activist-agnes-torres/
This one is in Spanish: http://www.milenio.com/cdb/doc/noticias2011/6239652161e33bf419e3ec460477bc36
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