' We want justice!' Salvadoran woman killed in Mexican police custody is buried

By Reuters9 days ago


By Nelson Renteria

SONSONATE, El Salvador, April 4 (Reuters) - Victoria Salazar, the Salvadoran woman killed in Mexican police custody in the Caribbean beach resort of Tulum and whose death prompted calls for justice from the presidents of El Salvador and Mexico, was laid to rest in a somber ceremony on Sunday.

Some 50 of Salazar's friends and relatives, many wearing floral arrangements, walked through the La Generosa cemetery in colonial Sonsonate, 40 miles (65 km) west of the capital, San Salvador, to her final resting place.

“We want justice! We hope this is resolved because everyone saw how my sister was murdered. The police did not act right,“ Carlos Salazar, the victim's brother, told reporters during the funeral.

The attorney general's office of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo on Saturday charged the one female and three male police officers who had detained Salazar with femicide, or the killing of a woman because of her gender.

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