Order of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
of May 26, 2010
Provisional Measures
Regarding the United States of Mexico
Matter of Alvarado Reyes Et al.

The brief of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the
Inter-American Commission” or “the Commission”) of May 13, 2010, and its annexes,
through which it filed before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter
“the Inter-American Court”, “the Court”, or “the Tribunal”) a request for provisional
measures, pursuant with Articles 63(2) of the American Convention on Human Rights
(hereinafter “the American Convention” or “the Convention”) and 27 of the Rules of
Procedure of the Court (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), with the purpose of
achieving that the United States of Mexico (hereinafter “the State” or “Mexico”) protect
the life and right to humane treatment of Rocío Irene Alvarado Reyes, Nitza Paola
Alvarado Espinoza, and José Ángel Alvarado Herrera (hereinafter “Rocío”, “Nitza”, and
The alleged facts on which the request for provisional measures filed by the
Commission was based, namely:
on December 29, 2009, Rocío, Nitza, and José would have been detained
without an arrest warrant by members of the Mexican army in the cooperative
community of Benito Juárez, located in the Municipality of Buenaventura, State
of Chihuahua, their whereabouts are unknown since that date and they have
not yet been taken before a competent authority. At approximately 8:00 p.m.
ten officers in uniforms and armed got out of two vehicles in front of the home
of relatives of Jose’s wife and forcefully, took José and his cousin Nitza out of
the van in which they were at that time and put them in the mentioned vehicles
and left. Hours later, officers and the police came back and took the van. On
that same day, officers violently went into the home of Rocío’s mother and
arrested Rocío;

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