NEWS THE CASE OF THE AYOTZINAPA 43

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June 30, 2020

Ayotzinapa case: the former director of the Criminal Investigation Agency fled Mexico and is wanted by Interpol in more than 190 countries

The Mexican prosecutor on Tuesday ended the "historical truth" of the Peña Nieto government about the 43 students who disappeared in 2014

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June 18, 2020

Tomás Zerón requests protection against arrest warrant for Ayotzinapa case

The former director of the Criminal Investigation Agency requested an injunction to avoid arrest for the crimes of enforced disappearance, torture, and against the administration of justice

September 3, 2019

The release of "El Gil" shows the "carelessness" of the FGR in the Ayotzinapa case: Centro Prodh

The release of Gildardo López Astudillo, 'El Gil', identified as leader of United Warriors, an organization attributed to the disappearance of the 43 normalists of Ayotzinapa, is a sign of the "carelessness" of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) and the lack of attention to the calls of the parents of the victims to present new accusations.

This was stated by Santiago Aguirre Espinosa, director of the Agustín Pro Juárez Human Rights Center (Prodh Center), one of the organizations that represents the families of the disappeared.

August 1, 2019

GIEI experts return for Iguala case investigation

Two of the five specialists from the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) returned to Mexico to join the investigation in the Iguala case.

This morning, Ángela Buitrago and Francisco Cox joined the work of the Truth and Access to Justice Commission for the Ayotzinapa case, at a meeting held in the Juarez room of the Ministry of the Interior.

July 31, 2019

Aldo Gutiérrez, normalist injured in Iguala,

receives visit from the IACHR

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.

July 29, 2019

Administrative processes are refined for the return of the GIEI to the Ayotzinapa case 

Vidulfo Rosales, attorney for the families of the 43 missing students,  indicated that administrative processes are being refined within the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to define when the team of independent experts will return to Mexico to assist in the Ayotzinapa case. He said that on August 31 and September 1, representatives of the IACHR will be in Mexico, so more details could be made known.

Published by Aristegui  Noticias. Read the Spanish version here

July 17, 2019

At least three of the five experts of the GIEI will resume the Ayotzinapa case

At the end of the seventh meeting of the Commission for Truth and Access to Justice in the Ayotzinapa case, Cristina Bautista stressed that on Wednesday the Under Secretary for Human Rights, Population and Migration, Alejandro Encinas Rodríguez, confirmed that three of the members of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) will arrive in Mexico to resume the inquiries.

July 4, 2019

Ayotzinapa: how not to fail the victims again

Time passes and we still have no certainty about the whereabouts of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa. Parents, relatives and companions continue standing, marching and demanding answers from the Mexican State, as they have done since September 26, 2014. No one but them knows what each day and night of these 57 months represents. Only they and the organizations that accompany them know what it has cost to travel the road to truth and justice. Today we witness a turn of the screw in history that can be substantial for the cause.

An analysis by Christel Rosales, published by proceso.com.mx

July 2, 2019

Buitrago: Now we must investigate those who hid the truth of Ayotzinapa

Former member of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts, Colombian lawyer Ángela María Buitrago shows her optimism for the appointment of Omar Gómez Trejo as head of the Special Unit of the Attorney General for the Ayotzinapa case. "He has a lot of sensitivity and knows the case; He is not going to be taken aback," she says in an interview with Proceso. And she adds: Peña Nieto government officials who hid or destroyed fundamental evidence must be investigated, but also the military, because they have information they do not want to divulge.

June 26, 2019

Parents of normalistas applaud creation of the Special Unit and its head

The parents of the 43 students welcome the creation of the Investigation and Litigation Unit for the Ayotzinapa Case, and approve its head, Omar Gómez Trejo, former technical secretary of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI)

Centro Prodh, Serapaz, Fundar and Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña indicated that the creation of a Special Unit and the designation of its head are steps in the right direction.

June 24, 2019

Video shows federal authorities torturing suspect

Images confirm the allegations made by the United Nations

The legitimacy of the Mexican government’s version of the 2014 forced disappearance of the 43 students was again called into question this month when a video showing the torture of a suspect was published on social media.

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