Experts from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will meet with Mexico’s president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to reevaluate the investigation into the disappearance of 43 Ayotzinapa students.
The pair of reports presented to the state by the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) alleged that the government’s version, claiming that the 43 students were burned and left in a garbage dump, was riddled with errors.
As the majority of testimonies were obtained by way of torture and the investigation process was seriously flawed, the GIEI said the whole case should be reviewed.
Despite the demands for transparency from both domestic and international rights groups, the incumbent President Peña Nieto has stood by the official version, holding organized mafias responsible for the disappearance and incineration of the 43 Ayotzinapa students in Cocula, Guerrero.
During a televised message from the state Wednesday, a representative from the Pro Juárez Human Rights Center (Prodh Center), Miguel Agustin, said, "It is not the reluctance of fathers and mothers to accept this version the main pending of the case, but the absence of clarification obtained from irrefutable scientific evidence."
Mexico’s National Security Commission announced Tuesday the Federal Police detained a suspect in the disappearance of 43 students of a rural school in Ayotzinapa in September 2014.
The man detained is Juan Miguel “N,” a.k.a. “El Pajarraco,” faces two detention orders for his links with organized crime and is believed to have participated in the students’ kidnapping.
A total of 29 people have been charged for their alleged involvement in the case of forced disappearance.
The United Nations Human Rights Commision and the Collegiate Court of the Judicial Power of Mexico have openly denounced the state’s story, uniting with the victimized families in their call for justice.
IACHR officials will be meeting with the incoming Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) administration next month, a state official told Reuters.
The Agustin Pro Human Rights Center called on the incoming administration, to “guarantee the case file will not be manipulated” in the months preceding AMLO’s December inauguration.