This is sort of what José Adrián and his mother look like. To be safe, José can’t be filmed or photographed so this photo has been distorted. © Sergio Ortiz_AI. Photograph intervened by Brushstroke AppDOWNLOAD THE JUNE LIFESAVER HERE
José Adrián (pronounced ho-zay ah-dree-an) is an indigenous teenager who lives in Mexico’s Yucatán state. His family does not have much money. He likes music, fixing phones and playing with them. Sadly, José has been treated very badly.
José spent a long day at school on February 25, 2016.
As he walked home around 9 pm, the 14-year-old saw that some boys had been fighting and that someone had called the police. When the police arrived, several people threw stones at the patrol car and damaged it.
Suddenly, the police threw José against the car, beat him and pushed him inside. One officer stepped on his head and caused a neck injury. Then they arrested him. They claimed that José had damaged the police car. The police took José to a jail in the nearby town of Chemax.