Three Relatives Of Murdered Juarez Activist Disappear

Juarez, Mexico – Mexician authorities say they are investigating the disappearance of three relatives of a human-rights activist who was assassinated last year in the Juarez valley along the U.S. border with Texas.

Chihuahua state prosecutors spokesman Arturo Sandoval says the office received a complaint that three people related to Josefina Reyes were forced from their car Monday southeast of the border city of Ciudad Juarez.

Demonstrators gathered Tuesday outside the regional office of Mexico's federal attorney general in Juarez to protest the disappearance of two Reyes' siblings and her sister-in-law.

Reyes was slain a year ago in Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas. She had led protests against alleged abuses by Mexican soldiers in the Juarez valley.

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