International Experts Say Mexico Is Blocking Efforts to Find Out the Fate of the 43 Students

4/6/2016 Vice News

Oaxaca por AyotzinapaInternational experts reviewing one of Mexico’s most notorious crimes have accused parts of the Mexican government and its sympathizers of trying to block advances in the investigation and orchestrating a smear campaign against them.

The five members of an experts’ committee convened by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to keep an eye on the government’s investigation into the kidnapping of 43 students in September 2014, made the allegations at a press conference on Wednesday.

“There are sectors who want to block the investigation, center all the discussion on the garbage dump, break up the file, ignore different lines of inquiry, and even try to close the case,” the experts said in a statement that they read out at the conference. “We have alerted Mexico’s highest authorities of the necessary structural changes, including a change of mentalities.”

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