April 20, 1988
Case: Héctor Félix Miranda
Journalist, co-editor of the weekly Zeta and writer of the column "Un poco de algo" (A Little of Something), Tijuana, Baja California.
He was driving his car at 9:15 a.m. on his way to work, he was being followed by a station wagon and suddenly another vehicle blocked his path and one of the occupants shot twice at close range from a rifle. One of the shots entered the left shoulder and the other ripped open his chest.
On August 23, 1989 Victoriano Medina Moreno was sentenced to 27 years in prison.
On March 27, 1991 Antonio Vera Palestina was sentenced to 25 years.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
Victoriano Medina Moreno and Antonio Vera Palestina.
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
Suspects not charged: (+)
As of November 2007 five meetings of the Working Group had been held to review the case file.
In March 2004 the IAPA and the Mexican government signed a follow-up commitment to review the case.
In January 2007 it was learned that Vera Palestina, under terms of the old Penal Code, could be released from prison before serving his full sentence.
On March 11, 1997 the IAPA submitted the case to the IACHR. Case No.11.739.
Journalistic inquiries implicated Jorge Hank Ron, owner of a racetrack where Victoriano Medina and Antonio Vera worked as guards, but he was never investigated or involved in any legal proceedings.