Alan Geovani Contreras Martinez

The 5 of January two teenagers: Alan Giovani Gutierrez Contreras from the community Dios Padre and Fredy Garcia Cruz, originally from Maguey Blanco, were shot dead during a confrontation with national police forces. The shootings took place when the police opened fire on a barricade that had been erected as part of a peaceful protest at the increase in the price of petrol.

After the death of two young men from Ixmiquilpan, the governor of Hidalgo, Omar Fayad said that these deaths should not go unpunished and that the perpetrators will be brought to justice, whatever it takes.

According to Omar Fayad, Gutierrez Contreras and Garcia Cruz were two ambitious young men who were killed in a confrontation that should never have been allowed to happen.

 


If you would like to provide a personal recollection, please email us at: HRDMemorial@frontlinedefenders.org

Region:Americas

Country:Mexico

Department/Province/State:Hidalgo

Nickname:no information

Sex1:Male

Age:25

Date of Killing:05/01/2017

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Social protester

Organisation:Lxiquilpan resident

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Peasant communities, Self-determination

More information:Front Line Defenders

1This database records an individual's chosen gender identity. If they do not self-identify as male or female they can use the option of recording other/neither or use the term NBGI (non binary gender identity).