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Mexico: Peña Nieto insists on covering up the truth about 43 forcibly disappeared students

    August 29, 2018

    In reaction to the video released today by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in relation to the enforced disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa in the southern state of Guerrero in 2014, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, said:

    “It is negligent and apathetic for the president of Mexico to continue to publicly defend the alleged ‘historical truth’ of an investigation which has now been discredited by several different organizations and independent experts following a rigorous analysis. This is yet another example of the political decision of Peña Nieto’s government to dedicate all available resources to hiding the facts rather than to guaranteeing truth, justice and reparation for the victims and their families”.

    For more information please contact Elizabeth Berton-Hunter, Media Relations 416-363-9933 ext 332 bbberton-hunter@amnesty.ca

    Further information:

    Mexico: Government insists on hiding the truth about Ayotzinapa (News, 18 July 2018)

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/07/mexico-gobierno-insiste-en-ocultar-la-verdad-sobre-ayotzinapa/

    Mexico: Order to create investigative commission is an important advance in Ayotzinapa case (News, 5 June 2018)

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/06/mexico-orden-para-crear-una-comision-de-investigacion-es-un-avance-importante-en-el-caso-de-ayotzinapa/

    Mexico: Authorities must refocus investigation into enforced disappearance of 43 students (News, 12 April 2018)

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/04/mexico-autoridades-deben-reenfocar-investigacion-de-la-desaparicion-forzada-de-los-43-estudiantes/

    Mexico: Damning UN report highlights cover-up in case of 43 disappeared students (News, 15 March 2018)

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/03/mexico-damning-un-report-highlights-cover-up-in-case-of-43-disappeared-students/

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