Mexico’s Torture-Marred Investigation May Not Be Enough To Convict Anyone In Missing 43 Students Case

4/27/2016 Huffington Post

21887675000_291b471e90_oAs evidence mounts that the Mexican government has mishandled the investigation into its most prominent human rights case, over 100 people remain in prison, waiting to see how the story plays out.

Journalists, forensic scientists and independent observers have refuted many of the key points that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration has advanced to explain what happened to a group of 43 students who disappeared after police attacked them in Iguala, Mexico, on the night of Sept. 26, 2014.

On Sunday, a panel of experts fielded by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights published a report that further supported what has become increasingly clear over the last 18 months: Instead of relying on physical evidence, the Mexican government appears to have largely based its case on testimony obtained by torture.

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