Darío Ramírez, director of Communication of Mexicans against corruption and impunity, explained in what consisted the threat against one of the members of that organization.
In an interview for #AristeguiEnVivo with Isaías Robles, he remembered the background, such as the fact that they were targets of Pegasus spy software.
The statement of Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity (MCCI) is reproduced in full here:
Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity (MCCI) has faced an environment of harassment stemming from their investigations and litigation. There are, for example, the cases of espionage that have been subjected to three members of the organization through the Pegasus malware as confirmed by experts in the matter and published by the New York Times.
A new incident of intimidation has recently been reported. Last week a MCCI employee suffered a threat while walking on the street. A motorcycle with two crew men approached surprisingly and one of the individuals went to our collaborator, drew a pistol and asked for the cell phone. So far it seemed like an assault on common delinquency. However, before fleeing, he aimed the gun at our partner's head and said, "Bajale de huevos" (Stop messing around). Then he got on the motorcycle and left. After advancing a few meters hurled the cell phone.
We proceeded as follows: a formal complaint was filed with the Public Prosecutor's Office, which is identified by file number CI-FH / CUH-2 / UI-2SD / 05508 / 10-2017; a communication was sent to the Ministry of the Interior detailing this and several other harassment incidents that have been the object of the organization and its collaborators; the same information was sent to the Rapporteurs of Freedom of Expression of the Mexican Commission on Human Rights (CNDH), the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the United Nations.
We do this to defend our partner and to demand that the authorities investigate thoroughly and punish those responsible.
Despite the adverse context, in MCCI we reaffirm our commitment to combat corruption and impunity and defend freedom of expression and the rule of law. Far from frightening us, harassment is a new sign that we are meeting our goals.