Jose Adrian was just fourteen when he was brutally beaten by police on his way home from school in Mexico – demand justice now.
Jose Adrian was on his way home from school when he passed by the aftermath of a fight. Police arrived at the scene by Jose Adrian 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.
Jose Adrian 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 costs of repairs to the police car.
Because of what happened to him, Jose Adrian had to drop out of school for a year. He no longer enjoys going outside. Jose Adrian is Mayan – in Mexico, as in many parts of the world, indigenous peoples face many forms of discrimination.
His family is 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 Jose Adrian and his family adequate reparations
- Carry out a full investigation on Jose Adrian’s case, and bring to justice the public servants suspected of responsibility
- Demand that police in the state of Yucatan stop arbitrary detentions.
Demand justice for Jose Adrian now
Read the petition