IACHR calls for the protection of Mexican in the U.S.

José Trinidad Loza Ventura is on death row.

He murdered his girlfriend's mother and three brothers. (Photo: Archive/ELUNIVERSAL)
English 14/08/2015 16:06 EFE Washington Actualizada 16:06

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) have requested protection for Mexican José Trinidad Loza Ventura, who's condemned to death in Ohio.

"The request for precautionary measures is related to a petition on alleged violations to rights enshrined in the American Declaration," explained the IACHR, an autonomous agency of the Organization of American States, in Washington.

"The Commission believes that if José Trinidad Loza Ventura is executed before the Commission has an opportunity to examine this matter, any eventual decision would be rendered moot in respect of the effectiveness of potential remedies, resulting in irreparable harm," expressed the agency.

José Trinidad Loza Ventura was arrested on January 16, 1992, when he was 18-years-old, for the murder of the mother and three brothers of his girlfriend.

The precautionary measures are a mechanism used by the IACHR when it considers that it is urgent to protect a person or group of persons from a risk situation.