Classmate of Students Who Disappeared in Mexico Was Tortured, Panel Says

07/11/16 The New York Times


MEXICO CITY — A classmate of 43 college students who disappeared in 2014 had been tortured before his body was found the day after the others vanished, Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission said on Monday.

A new autopsy determined that the student, Julio César Mondragón, 22, suffered 64 fractures in 40 bones, mostly in his skull, face and spine, according to José Trinidad Larrieta, who has led the commission’s investigation in the case. He said that the young man died of brain injuries.

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