By Kathy Price, Mexico Campaigner at Amnesty International Canada
My heart is aching for an unforgettable mother and sister who shared their story with me during an Amnesty Canada delegation to Mexico.
I can well imagine the wrenching emotions they are feeling at this time of such traumatic importance for their family.
It was this week, six years ago - on November 10, to be precise - when the unimaginable happened. Their loved one, a young man named Héctor Rangel Ortiz started the day with laughter, teasing his mother over breakfast. Later he phoned from a business trip to say he'd been stopped by police in the city of Monclova. His family would never see him again.
“How I wish it was all a nightmare, a bad dream from which I could wake up,” Héctor’s sister Brenda posted on Facebook. “It's so painful not to know ... There are no words to describe it. Wherever you are Héctor, we send you love, light and hope.”