Another sister is gone

Sad news from Oaxaca, Mexico. On September 24, the body of Marcella Sali Grace, 20, a US citizen engaged in solidarity work in Mexico, and someone with a long history of activism, was found in a deserted cabin twenty minutes from the village of San Jose del Pacifico. Sali’s alleged killer, Omar Yoguez Singu, 32, has been identified and arrested in Mexico City, and transferred to Oaxaca. Apparently, “Singu was turned over to police on Wednesday in Mexico City by friends who first beat him up after he confessed to the crime”. Among other things, Sali “had lived for about a month with the family of a witness in the killing of Bradley Roland Will, a volunteer for, Cruz said. Will was fatally shot in October 2006 in Oaxaca City while filming protests by activists demanding the ouster of the state’s governor”.

For more information:

Justice for our sister Marcella Sali Grace!, Angry White Kid, September 26, 2008
Mexican Activists Turn Over Mexico City Man to Police in Sally Grace Eiler Murder Case, the narcosphere, September 27, 2008

See also:

Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET)
Mexico-Australia Solidarity Network
Casa Amiga
Finally, A Feminism 101 Blog

Activists were quick to place Sally’s murder in the context of rampant unchecked violence against women in Oaxaca. They note that aggressors are hardly ever punished for their crimes. “There is no justice in Oaxaca,” said a spokesperson for the Popular Indigenous Council of Oaxaca – Ricardo Flores Magon (CIPO-RFM).

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