The World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) has condemned the incommunicado detention and apparent “disappearance” in Mexico’s conflicted Oaxaca state of Raymundo Rivera Bravo, 55, and Edmundo Reyes Amaya, 50, two militants of the Popular Democratic Revolutionary Party (PDPR). According to the OMCT, the two men were arrested in Oaxaca City by the state police May 25. The organization said in a statement it has been unable to determine the whereabouts of the detained men, and and is demanding guarantees for their “personal integrity,” expressing concern over the risk of torture. (La Jornada, June 17)
The PDPR is the political wing of the guerilla Popular Revolutionary Army (EPR).