Mexican troops waging war on drug gangs not punished for rights abuses – report
Research shows most abuses go unsolved and unpunished despite reforms letting civilian authorities investigate and prosecute such crimes16 Nov 2017
The vast majority of human rights abuses allegedly committed by soldiers waging Mexico’s war on drug gangs go unsolved and unpunished despite reforms letting civilian authorities investigate and prosecute such crimes, a report said on Tuesday.
One high-profile rights case involving the military was the 2014 killing of 22 suspected criminals by soldiers in the central town of Tlatlaya. The military initially claimed they died in a fierce firefight, but evidence suggested there was no protracted shootout and some of the dead appeared to have been killed in cold blood.
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