Mexico: Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Bartolome de Las Casas, AC calls for return of Maximiliano Martinez Gordillo
On 7 May 2016, Maximiliano Martinez Gordillo, age 18, traveled from his community located in Socoltenango, Chiapas to Quintana Roo Playa del Carmen, looking for work. He was arrested by the National Institute of Migration in the house known as Chablé in Tabasco, and was accused of being an undocumented Central American based on his physical traits. To date his whereabouts are unknown and the INM denies any knowledge.
On 8 August, Centro de Derechos Humanos-Fray Bartolome de Las Casas AC, a Pax Christi International member organisation, along with other human rights groups in Mexico, announced a campaign calling for the presentation of Maximiliano Martinez Gordillo. The petition calls for the return of Maximiliano and outlines the facts of his case. There is also a petition being circulated on his behalf.