Mexican LGBT activist flees to US, seeking asylum

Published: November 6, 2010

In the absence of precautionary measures of the Mexican State to guarantee their life, recommended by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) in April, the director of the Multiple Assistance Center (MAC) 33 and 34 of Chiconautla, Agustín Estrada Negrete fled the country and sought political asylum abroad.

The professor, who claims to suffer persecution by state authorities of Mexico and some people in the community of Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, which houses the schools for children with disabilities, only publicly declared homosexual, was violated September 15 by a group of strangers in a house where he hid.
Estrada said Negrete increased death threats against him, his mother and sister after he denounced discrimination only the local government embarked on their sexual preference.

For lack of official support, the mentor left Mexico a few days ago to protect his life because he suffered two bouts of violence in recent weeks.

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