New report on Ayotzinapa disappearances in Mexico reveals government’s determination to sweep tragedy under the carpet

4/25/2016 Amnesty International USA

amnesty internationalA damning report by an independent group of experts into the enforced disappearance of 43 Mexican students in September 2014 is yet another dark stain in the Mexican government’s atrocious human rights record, said Amnesty International.

The report, by an independent group of experts (GIEI) appointed by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, contradicts the official version of events and criticizes the Mexican government’s investigation to date.

It accuses the government of failing to follow up key lines of investigation, manipulating evidence, protecting officials suspected of involvement into the enforced disappearances and torturing alleged suspects to secure “confessions.” The experts were denied a request from the families to extend their mandate and continue with their investigation.

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