Investigation into Missing Students Marred by Torture and Cover-Ups
March 19, 2018 | Grantee Publications | Human Rights
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A report asserts that 34 of 129 people prosecuted in connection with the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa in 2014 were arbitrarily detained and tortured in order to extract information or confessions. The report, developed  by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, which is supported by MacArthur, shows that these violations were in turn inadequately investigated and often covered up by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), the Federal Police, and the Mexican Navy. The report calls on the Mexican Congress to adopt legal reforms to effectively guarantee the independence, autonomy, professionalism, and oversight of the OAG.

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