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Families of Mexico’s missing students won’t let government bury the case

January 30, 2015

Human rights organizations and the parents of Mexico’s 43 missing students have criticized the government’s efforts to prematurely close the case on the young men who were abducted by corrupt police officers in the southern state of Guerrero last September.

Until now the students from the Ayotzinapa teachers college had officially been classified as missing, but Mexico’s Federal Attorney General, Jesús Murillo Karam, claimed in a press conference on Tuesday that his office now has “legal certainty” that they were murdered by members of the Guerreros Unidos drug gang.

The government has 487 strands of evidence that “have allowed us to… come to the conclusion beyond a doubt that the students were abducted and killed, before being incinerated and thrown into the San Juan river, in that order,” Murillo said.

This explanation did little to convince the many critics who have pointed out an array of inconsistencies in the official account of events. Moreover, it is unclear how there could be complete legal certainty over who killed the students or disposed of their bodies when not one suspect has been tried or convicted of such crimes…

Click here to read this article in full at Latin Correspondent.

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