The Secretary of the Interior (Segob) of Mexico called on Tuesday for a complete and prompt investigation into the murder of two lesbian women in the Ciudad Juárez border, in the northern state of Chihuahua.
The dismembered bodies of two women were found last Sunday on a highway in Ciudad Juárez.
Later the authorities reported that it was a couple of women living in El Paso, Texas and that they were mothers of two children.
So far there is no more information about the case but the governor of the state of Chihuahua, Maru Campos, assured on Monday that the crime “will not go unpunished.”
This Tuesday, the Segob, through the National Council to Prevent Discrimination (Conapred) and the National Commission to Prevent and Eradicate Violence against Women (Conavim), exhorted the state and local authorities of Chihuahua to “investigate and punish” the murders.
“And that they reinforce public policies to combat lesbophobia and other phobias faced by people of sexual diversity,” the institution said in a statement.
The Segob also urged that the National Action Protocol for the Personnel of the Country’s Law Enforcement Instances be applied in cases involving sexual orientation or gender identity.
“The population of sexual diversity is questioned even in its existence from the discourse of heteronormativity when they have the right to a life free of violence in which they exercise all their rights, in addition to living without fear or fear of rejection and the aggressions that Unfortunately, they escalate to hate crime,” the institution said.
According to the Letra Ese organization, every month six hate killings against LGBT people are recorded in Mexico.