Mexico has approved the first comprehensive plan for reparations to one of the families of the victims of the Ayotzinapa case, the infamous attack on Sept. 26, 2014 when police opened fire on protesters and arrested 43 students who were later disappeared.
The Executive Committee for Victims Assistance (CEAV) approved the reparations for the family of David Joshua Garcia Evangelista, a soccer player who was killed during the incident last year in Iguala, Guerrero. The young man was one of six people killed that night when police opened fire on protesters and students.
“The reparation is an obligation that is on the General Law on Victims and this is an achievement of civil society,” said Rochín del Rincón, president of the committee.
The compensation, which was unanimously approved by the committee, includes measures such as the allocation to the family of a permanent legal adviser to track the case, psychological care programs, education scholarships and economic compensation.
According to a statement released by CEAV, the committee is still studying and processing other cases related to the victims of what occurred in Iguala.
However, no particular mention was made of the 43 students from the Ayotzinapa training school who were disappeared that evening. Families and supporters of the students continue to push the government for clear answers as to what happened.