In reaction to the ruling of the Third Unitary Court of the Nineteenth District on the investigative commission in the Ayotzinapa case – the enforced disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Mexico, since 26 September 2014 – Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, said:
“The Mexican government has gone out of its way to impede the creation of a special investigative commission to investigate the Ayotzinapa case, as ordered by a federal court, which ruled that this was the only way to salvage an investigation plagued with irregularities and evidence tampering”.
“The government has filed more than a hundred different legal motions before the courts in an attempt to prevent compliance with this legal ruling. This is proof of a political decision to hide the truth about the fate of the 43 students. The government must stop opposing the special investigative commission and dedicate its resources and efforts to adequately complying with this ruling.”