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Published by La Jornada. Read the Spanish version here
Aldo Gutiérrez, normalista injured in Iguala receives visit from the IACHR 


By Emir Olivares Alonso, Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 5:30 PM


Mexico City. This morning Members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) visited Aldo Gutiérrez, the student who has been in a vegetative state since the night of September 26, 2014, after being shot in the head during the attacks against the students of Ayotzinapa in Iguala, Guerrero.

In the company of representatives of the Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Human Rights Center (Prodh), the president of the IACHR, Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitiño, spoke with Aldo's family and said they had information about some improvement in the youth, who in October of last year was transferred to his home in the community of Tutepec, in the municipality of Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero, after spending more than four years in a specialty hospital in Mexico City.

The visit of the IACHR president to the house of the normalista, who is still in a coma and whose house was adapted to provide adequate care for his state, was announced in a tweet. 

As part of the activities of the IACHR in Mexico, tomorrow they will meet with members of the Commission for Truth and Access to Justice in the Ayotzinapa case-chaired by the Undersecretary for Human Rights of the Ministry of the Interior, Alejandro Encinas, and of which family members of the normalistas are members.

Two of the members who were part of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts, Ángela Buitrago and Francisco Cox, will participate in the meeting. The idea will be to start the new work that specialists will develop as part of the cooperation with the Truth Commission to get to the bottom of the facts, find the whereabouts of the 43 disappeared normalistas, and to reach truth and justice.

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