Mexico: Release Tortured Prisoner / Liberen a Prisionero Torturado

Captain Victor Hugo Cordero served as Chief of Police of the Municipality of Gomez Palacios in Durango, one of the most dangerous states in Mexico. Captain Cordero moved to Durango seeking a job to support his family. Two years ago, he was incarcerated with charges claiming that he was colluding with drug cartels and other henious crimes. However, he was physically and emotionally tortured into sign a confession. His family received death threats if they tried to help him. A Durango Human Rights Report issued in February of 2014 asserted that his rights were violated and that there were indications of physical and emotional harm. However, nothing happened beyond that. We are asking for help from Amnesty International and other NGO's to investigate and take action if necessary. 

El Capitán Victor Hugo Cordero fue torturado para firmar una confesión en el estado de Durango. El fue Secretario de Seguridad Pública de Gomez Palacios. Lo acusaron por crimenes muy serios y lo amenazaron, tanto a el como a su familia, para obligarlo a confesar. La Comisión Estatal de Derechos Humanos de Durangon, en un reporte de Febrero del 2014 indica que encontraron evidencias que sus derechos humanos fueron violados. Hay evidencias de abusos fisicos y mentales. Fuera de ese reporte, no ha ocurrido nada. Pedimos que organizaciones como Amnisita Internacional y otras investiguen y tomen accion si es necesarion. 

Update #53 years ago
We are close to 1500 signatures! Please encourage your friends to sign the petition. Thank you!

Also, if you are on Facebook, please like Captain Cordero's page at

Thank you!

Ya casi llegamos a 1500 firmas en la peticion. Por favor pidan a sus amigos que tambien la firmen. Si están en Facebook, por favor unanse a la página del Capitán Cordero en:

Update #43 years ago
We have a follow-up coverage from an Alaska newspaper about our petition! The first letter went out to Amnesty international Mexico with your signatures. We will send another to Human Rights Watch next, so please keep sharing!
Update #33 years ago
Several family members want to see if we can reach 1250. The more people signing the petition, the more chances the NGO's will pay attention. So, please send an email to your friends, neighbors, classmates, etc. and ask them to sign the petition.

Varios familiares quieren ver si llegamos a 1250 firmas. Asi que por favor manden un mensaje a sus amigos, vecinos, companeros de clase, etc. y pidanles que firmen la peticion.

Thank you! Gracias!
Update #23 years ago
Good morning. We are close to 500 signatures and halfway through meeting our initial goal. Please continue to share the link! We had some local newspaper and TV coverage in Alaska, US.

Buenos días. Estamos cerca de 500 firmas y ya a la mitad de nuestra meta inicial. Por favor ayuden al compartir la liga! Tuvimos covertura en un periódico local y de televisión de Alaska.
Update #13 years ago
Thank you to all who have signed. We are getting close to 300 signatures. One local newspaper is going to publish the story and that might help get more signatures and also raise awareness of what's happening in Mexico. Please continue to share and encourage others to sign the petition.

Our gratitude.

Thank you.
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