The British sisters of a human rights activist believed to have been kidnapped in Mexico say they’ve been confronted by a wall of silence after flying out to seek for her. Liz and Sara, who’re UK and Mexican twin nationals, appealed for British police to step in additional than two weeks after their sister’s disappearance. Claudia Uruchurtu, 48, hasn’t been seen since attending an indication in Oaxaca state on March twenty sixth, when witnesses noticed a girl matching her description being grabbed and bundled right into a automotive. Her sisters worry she was focused due to her activism and flew to Mexico 10 days in the past to seek for her. However they described a local weather of worry within the city the place she disappeared and most of what they know up to now is because of Liz’s husband Chris Roast again in Sheffield, who’s combing movies on social media. “Folks noticed it and no one did something. Individuals are so scared,” Sara, a 46-year-old architect from Salford, advised the Telegraph. Claudia’s case has been taken up by the sisters’ native MPs, Rebecca Lengthy-Bailey and Olivia Blake, who wrote to International Secretary Dominic Raab final week asking him to strain the Mexican authorities. The household can also be hoping for assist from the British police. In response to Mexican legislation, households can request exterior help for investigations. The impromptu protest from which Claudia disappeared within the small city of Asunción de Nochixtlán was sparked by the arrest of an area man who went to the council to assert cash he was owed. Liz, 49, a pc science lecturer at Sheffield Hallam College, stated her sister “is seen on video and tape [at the protest]. You may hear her voice, the very last thing you’ll be able to hear is her calming folks down, saying let’s come again and do that legally.” Claudia moved to Asunción de Nochixtlán 9 years in the past to take care of her mom and have become concerned in campaigns for land and Indigenous rights. “She was forceful when one thing was fallacious, she at all times defended somebody from a bully. She [has] a powerful sense of justice,” stated Liz. In response to a human rights watchdog in Oaxaca state, greater than 85,000 folks have been reported lacking in Mexico since 2006. “Abductions are used as a means of silencing and intimidating folks. And we’ve seen it really works. No person needs to say something,” stated Liz. “In Mexico, it’s normally the household that finds the lacking individual. We are able to’t cease. We wish her again.” A International, Commonwealth & Growth Workplace spokesperson stated: “We’re involved concerning the disappearance of Claudia Uruchurtu in Mexico and our employees are serving to her household to entry assist from human rights teams within the space.