MEXICO CITY – Former Mexico Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam is being held in custody so that his presence is guaranteed on Wednesday at the preliminary hearing that will determine whether the magistrate will be indicted for the affair of the 43 students ‘disappeared’ in 2014. Ayotzinapa. This was revealed by a judicial source.
Murillo Karam was arrested yesterday, along with 64 other soldiers and policemen, all accused of complicity with organized crime, kidnapping, torture, murder and obstruction of justice. In fact, he was the author of the so-called “Historical Truth”, the result of the official 2015 investigation into the case, commissioned by the then Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto. Conclusions that did not convince anyone and did not speak of the involvement, or at least of the complicity of the Mexican justice and law enforcement agencies in that crime, defined as a ‘State crime’ by the recent investigation made public on Friday, coordinated by Undersecretary of the Interior Alejandro Encinas and wanted by the current Mexican president, Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador.
On the night of 26-27 September 2014, 43 students from an institute in Ayotzinapa, in the southern state of Guerrero, who had booked buses to participate in a protest in Mexico City, were kidnapped and murdered and their bodies disappeared by part of the cartel of drug traffickers ‘Guerreros Unidos’, to whom they had been shot by the police, for reasons not yet fully understood: a story that has deeply shaken Mexico, raising a long wave of indignation, and the whole world.