Mexico’s president Lopez Obrador is calling for a fresh investigation into the 2014 disappearance of 43 abducted students in Guerrero state.
One of the country’s most prominent human rights disasters was poorly investigated and prosecuted during the administration of AMLO’s predecessor.
Many suspects — most linked to organized crime and drug trafficking — have already been set free, or soon will be.
Critics say 143 suspects have already been set free, and the release of an alleged local drug lord, Gildardo López Astudillo, “sets a precedent that could lead to the release of 50 more suspects,” reports The Guardian.
The previous government, critics allege, was too eager to close the book on the event, which implicated police officers as well as its own officials.
The current deputy interior secretary, Alejandro Encinas, said that the previous investigation had fabricated evidence, used torture, and engaged in cover-ups, effectively destroying the case.
As previously reported in The Daylighter, the actual fate of the 43 students has long remained unknown.
Source: The Guardian (U.K.)