Mayor of Mérida offered Eduardo Ravelo’s mother 2.5 million pesos not to report his rape and death at hands of police


He thanked the help provided by Olga Sánchez Cordero, who received it in Mexico City and acknowledged the support for the investigation folder that was opened at the Attorney General’s Office to clarify the facts.

María Ravelo, mother of José Eduardo Ravelo, a young man allegedly murdered by Merida police, assured that the mayor of Mérida, Renán Barrera Concha, indirectly offered her two and a half million pesos to keep her quiet. ” 

The mayor did not offer me a direct deal, but with two emissaries that he sent with my lawyer, he offered me 2.5 million pesos to keep me quiet,” he added. 

In an interview with Azucena Uresti, for MILENIO Televisión, María Ravelo mentioned that the mayor called her to a meeting, however, she asked  Renán Barrera to offer him the money directly. “I want the mayor to ask me at that time, I will not sell my son’s life for anything in the world,” she said. 

María Ravelo mentioned that her son managed to tell her about the abuse he suffered by the Mérida police officers and that she recounted everything they did to him when they arrested him and when they took him into custody. “He told me everything, so I ask for justice for my son, because this case cannot go unpunished. The prosecutor is hindering the investigation,” she said. 

Joses mother noted that the Fiscalía General of the State has supported from the outset; “he helped us, he provided us with an ambulance when my son was in the prosecution;” my son would tell me please mom, take me to the hospital, I can’t take it anymore. “

He assured that in this investigation to clarify the facts, the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic (FGR), the National Human Rights Commission ( CNDH ), and state authorities will participate. 

She thanked the help of local authorities and media. (Jorge gonzalez)

She also thanked the help you provided Olga Sanchez Cordero, who received in Mexico City, and acknowledged the support fin opening an investigation folder at the Attorney General’s Office (FGR ). 

She mentioned that the videos that circulated on social networks of the moment of his son’s arrest and about the abuses and beatings carried out by the police officers made it possible to advance in the investigation to find those responsible. “What can I say to a person who does not have the slightest trait of humanity and they treat those they must save like animals. I hope they treat them as they treated my son,” she concluded. 

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