Lawyer and activist Cecilia Monzon She was murdered this Saturday morning by armed men while driving on Periférico Ecológico and Camino Real, in the municipality of San Pedro Cholula, Puebla.
The Secretary of Citizen Security of Puebla reported that, according to the first versions, two men on a motorcycle were following her from Periférico and the attack was direct.
Elements of the municipality’s Security Secretariat cordoned off the area, while personnel from the State Attorney General’s Office were notified to initiate the corresponding investigations.
Cecilia Monzón was a criminal lawyer, with experience in issues of gender perspective and gender-based political violence; feminist activist; and she also served in various public administration positions.
Monzón was a candidate by the Green Ecologist Party in 2018 for the municipal presidency of San Pedro Cholula and later joined the team of mayor Luis Alberto Arriaga as head of the Social Development Secretariat.
In 2019, when she was holding that position, Cecilia Monzón denounced the deputy Juan Espinosa and the municipal president of San Pedro, Luis Arriaga, for political gender violence.
Monzón also denounced the PRI member Jorge Estefan Chidiac for falsifying his signature in the 2018 electoral process. Yesterday, the magazine Change reported that said complaint is frozen and without progress in the State Attorney General’s Office.
The events that occurred in that electoral year also involved political gender violence, since Estefan Chidiac, in her capacity as leader, maneuvered with the candidate for mayor of San Pedro Cholula, Eduardo Zacatelco Quintero, to remove Cecilia Monzón from the second council, according to the media .
Cecilia Monzón was the mother of a minor and handled hundreds of cases of women victims of family violence, who were fighting for the custody or alimony of their children.
One day before being murdered, she published that she went to the Puebla State Attorney General’s Office to ask about a personal case that had not been prosecuted for a month.
“Today I premiered my bracelet, it was only to enter @FiscaliaPuebla of gender to ask why “my folder of mine” has not been prosecuted for a month when it already has all the elements and that San Beni falls out, “he wrote.
Today I premiered my bracelet, it was only to enter @FiscaliaPuebla of gender to ask why “my folder of mine” hasn’t been prosecuted for a month when it already has all the elements and San Beni falls away pic.twitter.com/UT7Fq17GEW
– Cecilia Monzón (@monzon_cecilia) May 20, 2022
“Your duty is to fight for the right; but the day you find law in conflict with justice, fight for justice.” Good morning, creatures of the west #HappySaturday ”, he wrote this Saturday morning.
“Your duty is to fight for the right; but the day you find law in conflict with justice, fight for justice.”
good morning creatures of the west #Happy Saturday
– Cecilia Monzón (@monzon_cecilia) May 21, 2022
The municipal president of San Pedro Cholula, Paola Angon, condemned the attack and assured that her administration will work in coordination with the Puebla Prosecutor’s Office and with the necessary instances, to find the intellectual and material authors of this attack.
I strongly condemn the cunning attack that took the life of Cecilia Monzón.
My government will work in close coordination with the @FiscaliaPuebla and with the instances that are necessary, to find the intellectual and material authors of this attack.
– Paola Angon (@Paola_Angon) May 21, 2022
With information from Change Magazine
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The feminist activist and lawyer Cecilia Monzón is killed in Puebla
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