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URGENT ACTION: Students attacked in Guerrero; 43 remain missing

By 1 octubre, 2014 Sin Comentarios

URGENT ACTION

GRAVE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS COMMITTED AGAINST STUDENTS FROM THE RAUL ISIDRO BURGOS RURAL SCHOOL ON 26 SEPTEMBER 2014 IN IGUALA, GUERRERO

 

On 26 September, 2014, six people (three of whom were students from the Raul Isidro Burgos Rural School) were killed and at least 20 more were injured in four related violent events near the city of Iguala, Guerrero. One injured student remains in a vegetative state while the whereabouts of 55 others remains unknown since the aforementioned incidents occurred.

It is important to note that local students were victims of similar events on 12 december, 2011[1], when a failed police operative attempted to remove protesting students from the Autopista del Sol highway resulting in the loss of life of three people including the extrajudicial killing of students Jorge Alexis Herrera Pino and Gabriel Echeverria de Jesus. Three other students were gravely injured by gunshot wounds and at least 24 cases of arbitrary detention, one case of torture and seven other incidents of inhumane treatment were documented. These incidents remain in impunity and the only police processed for these crimes were exonerated last year.

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More information on the incident: VICE: Mexican Police Accused of Brazen Attacks on Buses Carrying Students and Soccer Players, BBC Report: Mexican students missing after protest in IgualaTeleSur English VIDEO: Police kill, “disappear” students