The brief dated February 21, 2011, and its annex in which the State submitted a
report on the implementation of these provisional measures.
The note from the Secretariat dated March 2, 2011, requesting that the State
submit specific information in its next report on the implementation of these measures,
as this information had not been provided in its report dated February 21, 2011 (supra
Having Seen 4).
The brief dated March 16, 2011, and its annex in which the Inter-American
Commission requested that these provisional measures be broadened to the benefit of
nine families and six representatives of the beneficiaries (hereinafter also "the
The alleged facts on which the Inter-American Commission bases its request that
these measures be broadened:
a) on January 24 , 2011, uniformed and armed federal police appeared at the home
of beneficiary José Ángel Alvarado Favela, together with personnel from the
Office of the Attorney General of the Republic’s Ciudad Juárez delegation. The
police officers attempted to detain the beneficiary given that "he had filed a writ
of amparo to locate José Ángel Alvarado Herrera, Nitza Paola Alvarado Espinoza
and Rocío Irene Alvarado Reyes,” for which reason "he must appear before that
office to report on the whereabouts of his relatives." Mr. Alvarado Favela had
expressed his fear to the officers and told them that State officials were the ones
who must provide information on his disappeared relatives;
b) on January 28, 2011, Mr. Alvarado Favela, accompanied by representatives Luz
Esthela Castro and Gabino Gómez, appeared at the offices of the Office of the
Attorney General of the Republic, complying with the requirements placed on all
individuals seeking access there. Nevertheless, they were told that in order to be
allowed access, additional information must be provided, along with photographs
of Mr. Alvarado Favela. He and his representatives decided not to allow the
taking of photographs or fingerprints and left;
c) on January 29, 2011, federal police and personnel of the Office of the Attorney
General of the Republic again appeared at the home of Alvarado Favela. On
failing to find him there, the officials took pictures of the house and its
surroundings, and
d) on January 29, 2011, Mr. José Ángel Alvarado Favela received a call on his
cellular phone where a man told him: "we have your son and he is alive, we are
going to kill you and your children like dogs, you have 12 hours to leave the
house and the city, if not we are going to kill everyone because you are talking
too much." Following that phone call, the members of the Alvarado family left
their homes and jobs and "are in hiding."
The Commission’s arguments on which it based its request for the broadening of
provisional measures, among others:
a) the relatives to the benefit of whom the broadening of the measures is requested
share the same immediate family as the current beneficiaries and, in that sense,
are facing the same situation of extreme gravity, urgency and risk of irreparable
b) these relatives - mainly boys and girls - have been directly affected by “the
extreme measures that the beneficiaries have had to take to protect their lives
and personal integrity" in response to continuing acts of intimidation and threats
toward them;
c) it can be deduced from the language used in the threatening phone call that its
purpose was to silence those who were publicly denouncing the disappearances


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