Monday, June 6, 2011

Juarez: Federal Police Raid Paso del Norte Human Rights Center Prior to Arrival of Peace Caravan

by Blanca Carmona, El Diario 

Federal Police carried out a warrantless raid of the offices of the Paso del Norte Human Rights Center, an organization that is actively participating in the march initiated by poet and writer Javier Sicilia, which is expected to arrive in this border city sometime next Thursday or Friday.

Priest and director of the Human Rights Center, Oscar Enríquez said that at about 8pm on Sunday, at least five patrol cars arrived at the organization's offices, which are located on Francisco Portillo Street #2307 in the División del Norte neighborhood.  The police broke the locks on two doors in order to enter the building.

Once inside, the agents reviewed files and computers.

The patrol cars that participated in the raid were identified by patrol numbers 12427, 13972, 13943, 13748, and 10573.

Other units surrounded the block to secure the perimeter.

Translated by Kristin Bricker
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