LGBT leader in Mexico found beaten to death

CHILPANCINGO, Gro., Mexico (IRZA) -- The body of Leija Herrera, well-known LGBT activist in Mexico, was found with his face badly beaten, apparently with a rock, causing his death.

It is alleged that the crime took place in an area where police provide constant patrols - in the area and also the State Police guarding the Palace of Culture.

Leija Herrera, 33, fought for the legislature in 2009 the Law Against Discrimination, which was approved and Coexistence Act, to promote the law in favor of gay adoption and also worked on various actions in conjunction with gay organizations statewide. He also promoted initiatives to decriminalize abortion, legislative representative for lesbians and homosexuals, as well as condemning the interference of the Catholic Church in activities of the state.

Spanish version

El presidente de la Comisión Estatal de los Derechos Humanos (Coddehum), Juan Alarcón Hernández, lamentó el homicidio de Quetzalcóatl Leija Herrera, dirigente del Centro de Estudios y Proyectos para el Desarrollo Humano Integral, (CEPRODEHI).

El cuerpo de Leija Herrera, quien también fue defensor de las violaciones a la comunidad Lésbico- Gay, fue encontrado sin vida entre las 4y las 5 de la madrugada de ayer a un costado del palacio de la Cultura y del ayuntamiento de Chilpancingo, del centro de esta ciudad.
Alarcón Hernández, sostuvo que ya solicitó al Procurador General de Justicia, Alberto López Rosas, intervenga legalmente a fin de que se esclarezca el asesinato de Quetzalcóatl Leija Herrera, y se dé castigo ejemplar a los verdaderos responsables del homicidio.

El ombudsman guerrerenses sostuvo, que al momento en la Coddehum no se presentó ninguna queja por parte de familiares o denuncia de sus amigos; sin embargo, agregó por ello procedió a formular la petición al Procurador General de Justicia, López Rosas para que se inicie una averiguación previa y se detengan a los verdaderos responsables. Sostuvo que Quetzalcoatl Leija Herrera trabajó en algunos proyectos relacionados con la Ley de Convivencia y también la Ley Número 375 para Prevenir y Eliminar la Discriminación en el Estado de Guerrero, publicada en el Periódico Oficial del Estado, el 20 de febrero de 2009.

Google Translation

Chilpancingo, Gro., May 4, 2011 (IRZA) .- The president of the State Commission for Human Rights (CODDEHUM), Juan Alarcón Hernández, lamented the killing of Quetzalcoatl Leija Herrera, head of the Centre for Research and Development Projects Integral Human (CEPRODEHI).

The body of Leija Herrera, who was a champion against discrimination and violence against lesbian and gay community, was found dead between 4 and 5 in the early hours of yesterday on the side of the Palace of Culture and the city of Chilpancingo, the center of this city.

Alarcón Hernández, said that it asked the attorney general, Alberto López Rosas, legally intervene in order to shed light on the murder of Quetzalcoatl Leija Herrera, and give exemplary punishment to the real perpetrators of the murder.

. Quetzalcoatl said Leija Herrera worked on some projects related to the Law of Cohabitation and Act No. 375 to Prevent and Eliminate Discrimination in the State of Guerrero, published in the Official Gazette of the State, February 20, 2009.

Source:
www.coddehumgro.org.mx

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