Social Communication General Direction
Mexico City, September 18th,
Press Bulletin number 124/2006
THE FEDERAL DISTRICT COMMISSION
OF HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTS NO INCIDENT DURING THE SPECIAL SECURITY OPERATION
CARRIED OUT DURING THE INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS
The Federal District Commission of Human
Rights has reported that no incident occurred during the security operation
that the Institution carried out during the celebration of Mexico’s
Independence on September 15 and 16, including the traditional Military
Parade that is held annually on the 16th.
The President of the Commission, M.A.
Emilio Alvarez Icaza Longoria, confirmed that “there was no major
problem” and that the operation was “a favorable show of respect
for human rights”, since “the Visitors from the Commission
did not detect any acts of violence”.
The Commission felt that, since there
was no incident during the Independence celebrations, there was no need
to make any specific report on this special operation.
It is necessary to keep in mind that
45 Visitors along with several photographers and camera operators commissioned
by the Institution, in addition to police forces on motorcycles, took
part in the special security operation that the Commission implemented
in the Zocalo (Mexico City’s Main Plaza) and its surrounding streets
on September 15 and 16.
The Commission feels that, just as it
did on September the 1st. during the annual Presidential Address, the
Institution played a very supportive role by helping to keep a violence
free atmosphere during the Independence celebrations held on September
15 and 16.