Mexico missing students: Government ‘hampered’ independent inquiry

Apr 24, 2016 by

A panel of international experts investigating the disappearance of 43 Mexican trainee teachers in 2014 says the government of President Enrique Pena Neto has hampered its inquiries.

In its scathing final report, the experts also dismissed the conclusions of the official inquiry.

They said officials failed to pursue the investigative lines they suggested.

The case provoked outrage in Mexico, leading to street protests against perceived impunity.

“The delays in obtaining evidence that could be used to figure out possible lines of investigation translates into a decision (to allow) impunity,” said the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) in its report.

The panel was commissioned by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

The trainee teachers went missing after taking part in a protest in the south-western city of Iguala, in Guerrero state, in September 2014.

Source: Mexico missing students: Government ‘hampered’ independent inquiry – BBC News

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