A group formed by the parents and family members of the 43 missing Ayotzinapa students have met with Luis Maria Aguilar Morales, president of Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice for the Nation, SCJN. Headed by Vidulfo Rosales, the legal council representing the family members, the group has demanded that federal judges avoid more delays to the case.
Other family members gathered in front of the SCJN while the meeting was taking place in protest of the delays.
After the meeting was held, Rosales informed the gathering that an agreement was reached with Aguilar Morales to convene with Federal Judiciary Council to explain their key arguments and concerns regarding the case, according to El Universal.
The lawyer also explained that a preliminary inquiry, which has been scheduled for Jan. 31, will give family members the opportunity to speak about omissions made by the federal judges to rid of apprehension orders against municipal Huitzuco police accused of participating in the disappearance of the young students between Sept. 26 and 27 in 2014.
The members of the group will also speak about the performance of the judges who are aware of the implications of the investigation undertaken by the State Attorney General.
According to the official version, students from an Ayotzinapa Teacher's training college in Iguala, Guerrero state, which is renowned for political activism, were heading to a demonstration on a bus when they were pulled over on Sept. 26, 2014.
A group of rogue police officers is said to have detained the 43 students and handed them over to a cartel who killed them and burned their bodies.
The families of the 43 disappeared students denounced the official police report due to a number of discrepancies. They have called for renewed efforts into the investigation of the case, using the motto: "They were taken alive; we want them alive."