No Word on Fate of Pastor, Co-Worker Three Months After Kidnap From US-Mexico Border

(Christian Solidarity Worldwide) There have been no developments in the case of a protestant pastor and a co-worker who forcibly disappeared on Aug. 3 in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

Pastor Aarón Méndez Ruiz and Alfredo Castillo de Luna were kidnapped from the AMAR migrant shelter, in Nuevo Laredo on the US-Mexico border, after Méndez Ruiz blocked an attempt by an organized criminal group to kidnap Cuban asylum seekers from the shelter he runs in Mexico.

Those close to them report that no communication has been received from either of the men and there has been no ransom demand.

On Oct. 4, the Inter-American Human Rights Commission (CIDH) issued a call to the Mexican government to detail what measures it has taken “to determine the whereabouts or destination” of Méndez Ruiz and Castillo de Luna, to protect the families of the victims and report the progress of the investigations of the facts.

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