Threats follow asylum seeker across Texas border

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by ANGELA KOCHERGA / KVUE News

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Posted on March 22, 2012 at 4:02 PM

EL PASO, Texas -- Christina Roman was working at a bar in Juarez, Mexico when gunmen attacked the place last March, killing more than 10 people.

Roman said it happened just four minutes after a group of police left the bar. She said federal police are behind the killings, and after threats, she sought asylum in El Paso.

Roman's lawyer, Carlos Spector, said their hunt for witnesses followed her across the border to Texas.

Four gentlemen came to the house Roman was working in, searching for her, pounding on the door and demanding the homeowner to make Roman come out.

The FBI is investigating the incident that happened last Tuesday in El Paso.

The Mexican federal police and their criminal allies continue to abuse the human rights of Mexicans, and now abroad.

Spector wants the state department to investigate an incident he calls a violation of sovereignty. Roman is calling on Mexico's president, who's visiting this stretch of border, to investigate allegations of abuse and criminal activity by his federal police force.

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