Last updated on September 15, 2019
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican prosecutors will explore officials that under the last government managed a”discredited” research to the 2014 disappearance of 43 pupil educators, the attorney general’s office said Saturday.
The abduction and obvious massacre of this trainee instructors by corrupt police using a drug gang sparked international condemnation of both Mexico and severely ruined the standing of then-president Enrique Pena Nieto.
A judge ordered the release of Gildardo Lopez Astudillo, the group leader blamed for ordering the killing of their pupils, after discovering that officials had attempted him to acquire proof.
In a declaration, the attorney general’s office stated that a special prosecutor’s office could present the essential evidence so the officials”who had failed in their responsibilities” might be held liable for their handling of their situation.
The prior government’s investigation was”permanently discredited” by the public comment and relatives of these sufferers, the attorney general’s office stated.
The U.N. human rights division stated in a report that the Mexican government had likely tortured dozens of individuals throughout the analysis.
Pena Nieto’s popularity never entirely recovered by the scandal, and a panel of independent specialists selected holes in the official accounts of their investigation into the destiny of the 43 students which had been led by then-attorney overall Jesus Murillo.
That account said the students were murdered and then incinerated by gang members following their abduction from the southwestern town of Iguala. But, investigators have just overwhelmingly identified the remains of one of those 43.
Lopez Obrador, who took office in December, claimed during his election campaign to establish a truth commission to learn what happened to the pupils.