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JosÉ AdriÁn
Brutally beaten by police at 14

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Write a Letter. Change a Life.

Use the form below to send a letter to the Governor of Yucatán State.

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José Adrián was just 14 when he was brutally beaten by police on his way home from school in Mexico. Demand justice now!

José Adrián was on his way home from school when he passed by the aftermath of a fight. Police arrived at the scene but José Adrián was the only one singled out. Police threw him against their car, and an officer stepped on his neck. He was taken to the police station without his parents and hung up by handcuffs.

José Adrián went through all this alone. What’s worse, when his parents arrived, they were forced to pay a fine they couldn’t afford and cover the cost of repairs to the police car.

Because of what happened to him, José Adrián had to drop out of school for a year. He no longer enjoys going outside. José Adrián is Mayan - in Mexico, as in many parts of the world, Indigenous peoples face many forms of discrimination.

His family are fighting for justice and reparations from the state. Our collective pressure on the authorities to punish the officers for these acts of violence can help support their demands. 

Sign the petition and demand that the Mexico authorities:

  • Provide José Adrián and his family adequate reparations

  • Carry out a full investigation on José Adrian´s case, and bring to justice the public servants suspected of responsibility

  • Demand that police in the state of Yucatán stop arbitrary detentions.

Call for a full investigation and reparations!

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