Mexico: disappearance of 43 students in 2014 was a ‘state crime’

MEXICO CITY – The Mexican Commission for Truth and Access to Justice in the case of the disappearance in 2014 of 43 students of Ayotzinapa, of which there have been no more traces, has prepared a report which, at the outset, claims that young people were killed in what is called a ‘state crime’, of which local and federal authorities in Mexico were complicit, along with organized crime groups.
After a meeting with the relatives of the students with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the Excelsior newspaper reports today, “the Undersecretary for Human Rights and President of the Commission for Truth, Alejandro Encinas, spoke of an important progress in the investigation, and confirmed the existence of sufficient evidence for the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) to prosecute 51 people, including 10 federal officials of the previous government administration, not including the then president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto.
The Commission’s belief is that the disappearance of 43 students from Isidro Burgos’ school on the night between 26 and 27 September 2014 constitutes “a state crime in which members of the criminal group Guerreros Unidos and agents of various state institutions were implicated. Mexican”.
Furthermore, it is believed that “Mexican state and federal authorities at various levels have worked to alter existing facts and evidence to push the matter towards a conclusion different from the truth of the facts”.
Finally, Encinas acknowledged that meeting the relatives of the young people was “difficult and painful” because it was officially confirmed that there is no indication that they are still alive “.

Source: Ansa

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