Synergía and OAS LGBTTTI Coalition condemn the killing of Karla Valentina Camarena, trans human rights defender in Mexico and member of our Coalition

Synergía, along with the Coalition of LGBTTTI Organizations of Latin America and the Caribbean that works within the Organization of American States (OAS), composed of 61 organizations from the region, condemns the murder of our colleague, Karla Valentina Camarena del Castillo, a 33-year-old trans woman, human rights defender, member of the Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Personas Trans (Redlactrans).

Karla was murdered with a gunshot on a street in the municipality of San Felipe, Guanajuato state, Mexico, on March 29, 2020.

We request the state of Guanajuato and the Mexican federal government to investigate with due diligence, in accordance with international parameters of impartiality, independence, speed, and transparency, Karla’s murder.

We urge the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to repudiate this murder and seek information from Mexican authorities on the measures they are taking to carry out a proper investigation and punish the perpetrators.

Read the statement in Spanish here.

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