Mexico’s former attorney general arrested on charges of disappearance of 43 students

The attorney general of Mexico announced this Friday that dDetention of the former head of the former prosecutor’s office of the Mexican Republic (PGR) Jesus Murillo Karam about his possible connection to the case of the disappearance of the 43 Mexican students from Ayotzinapa. A case that shocked Mexican society in 2014 and is now considered a “state crime”.

“The Ministerial Federal Police issued an arrest warrant against Jesus ‘M,'” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement. According to judicial authorities, his arrest was due to crimes of enforced disappearance, torture and against the administration of justicein the Ayotzinappa case.

His arrest comes after the Commission for Truth and Access to Justice in the Ayotzinapa Case, of the Ministry of the Interior (Segob), indicated that the disappearance of 43 Mexican students from Ayotzinapa in 2014. It was a “state crime”. It involved authorities at all levels and there are no indications that they are alive.

[Así desaparecieron los 43 estudiantes de Iguala, según un superviviente]

“The detainee was transferred to the prosecution facilities (in Tacubaya, Mexico City) for the relevant certificates; and will be immediately provided to the judicial authoritiesin fulfillment of the specified detention order,” added the prosecutor’s office.

Delivered to Cartel

On September 26, 2014, the students of the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ School they disappeared en route to Mexico City to participate in a demonstration on October 2, commemorating the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre.

[Once muertos tras una pelea entre bandas en una cárcel de Ciudad Juárez que se trasladó a las calles]

According to the controversial version of the government of Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018), the so-called “historical truth”, several corrupt police officers arrested the students and they turned them over to the Guerreros Unidos cartelwho killed and burned them in the Cocula garbage dump and dumped the remains in the San Juan River.

The López Obrador administration denied this “truth”, agreeing with the relatives and with Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and its Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI). This indicates that bodies cannot be cremated at this location.

The investigation, carried out by the police force of the prosecutor’s office, ended with the arrest of Murillo near his home in Lomas de Chapultepec, in the south of the Mexican capital. There’s the prosecutor “He cooperated with the police authorities without resistingafter he was notified of the procedure being carried out”.

The Mexican government’s undersecretary for human rights, Alejandro Encinas, who presented the recent report on the 43 students from Ayotzinapa, indicated that “there are elements” for judicial authorities to the procedural-investigative actions against at least 33 persons continue. “Appropriate legal proceedings are underway (…) all those guilty must be punished,” he stressed.

In the morning, the Mexican president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador assured this Friday that “the case of the 43 missing Ayotzinappa students is not closed” following the Truth Commission’s report on the case that concluded that it was a “state crime” and that rules out their being alive.

“Of course, the case is not closed, yesterday the report of the commission came out and the prosecutor’s office will continue to act, work and also This will correspond to the judges and judiciary of the administration of justice“, he stated at his morning press conference held in Tijuana.

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